City leaders work with Korean investor on wastewater treatment plant

Deputy Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Van Khoa and authorized agencies yesterday worked with Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water) on a project to build Tan Hoa-Lo Gom wastewater treatment plant.

A stretch of Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal in District 6 (Photo: SGGP)

At the meeting, Mr. Khoa said that Tan Hoa-Lo Gom is an important project to treat wastewater and protect the environment which the city will find the best investors to build.

Mr. Khoa said that HCMC welcomes two Korean firms including K-water and Hanwha Engineering and Construction Company who have proposed to carry out the project.

Previously, the municipal authorities had signed with them a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a project to build the plant under Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) form.

The city People’s Committee has asked them to submit the project to it by the end of December this year.

It is expected that the plant will be built over 22 hectares with the total capital of US$200 million not including site clearance and compensation costs. Capacity will reach 300,000 cubic meters of wastewater a day.

The project includes three major categories a pumping station at the end of Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal near Vo Van Kiet street, 12.4 kilometers of pipes along the street and National Highway 1A and the treatment plant in Tan Nhut commune, Binh Chanh district.

After being built, the plant will handle the entire wastewater volume in the canal valley. At present, wastewater there is collected and released directly into Tau Hu-Ben Nghe Canal.

HCMC needs up to 12 wastewater treatment plants but only two have come into operation including Binh Hung with the capacity to treat 141,000 cubic meters a day and Binh Hung Hoa with 30,000 cubic meters a day.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Hai Mien

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