Many industry clusters not have wastewater treatment system in HCMC

Only 12.5 percent of industry clusters under operation have built and functioned wastewater treatment systems in Ho Chi Minh City, reported the city Department of Natural Resources and Environment on April 2.
HCMC has planned 27 industry clusters. Of these, 16 have come into operation but only Le Minh Xuan and Nhi Xuan clusters have invested wastewater treatment systems. It is under investment at Xuan Thoi Son cluster.
Wastewater systems from the remaining 13 clusters has not been collected and treated because the city's plan on industry clusters have been implemented asynchronously and behind socioeconomic development speed.
Investors of industry clusters' infrastructure have reported with many difficulties in making detailed planning, site clearance and construction. On the other hand, the rest area of industrial land is not much discouraging investors in this field.
Industry clusters are being managed by many agencies instead of a single body.
Therefore, the department believed that the city will not be able to complete its target that 100 percent industry clusters can treat wastewater meeting the country's environmental standards this year.

by Minh Xuan - Translated by Hai Mien

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