Recently, Royal HaskoningDHV in Vietnam signed a €9.5 million contract with the Ba Ria Vung Tau Urban Sewerage and Development Company (BUSADCO) in order to implement a complete wastewater solution for more than 175,000 residents of Phu My New Urban near Ho Chi Minh City.
The project will deliver sanitation for residents and industries whose wastewater is currently discharged untreated, resulting in high levels of environmental pollution. The Dutch Government is financing the project as part of its Facility for Infrastructure Development (ORIO programme) in developing countries.
Expected to be completed by December 2019, the wastewater solution is the third ORIO funded project in Vietnam that Royal HaskoningDHV will implement. Altogether, Royal HaskoningDHV’s three projects will improve the living conditions of some 400,000 citizens.
The project also adds to the company’s growing number of environmental improvement schemes in Vietnam, where ten projects are ongoing.
The sewage plant will use Royal HaskoningDHV’s Carrousel® technology – a proven, cost-effective, reliable and highly efficient system that has already been applied in some 1,500 wastewater treatment plants across the globe – for the biological treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater. The new plant will have a treatment capacity of almost 30,000cbm per day.
The project also includes the construction of four pumping stations, over 100 kilometres of pipeline network and the connection of 15,000 households and over 1,000 small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). During the operation and maintenance phase, the team will also provide technical assistance and staff training.
“The construction of a complete wastewater collection and treatment system for Phu My New Urban Area has become an urgent issue and the first priority for economic and social development of Ba Ria Vung Tau Province,” Dr. Hoang Duc Thao, the Chairman cum General Director of BUSADCO said.
“We are proud to have been awarded this prestigious contract. Since we started to define the needs for proper sanitation in this area, all stakeholders have been focussed on making this project happen. We have worked closely with BUSADCO, the People’s Committee of Ba Ria Vung Tau and the Dutch Government to define, design and now to implement this much needed solution,” Doan Manh Thang, Royal HaskoningDHV’s Director Water Vietnam said. “The environmental benefits will be visible in a significantly improved water quality in the area’s lakes, canals and Thi Vai River and will result in better living conditions for residents. It will also help small and medium enterprises to protect the quality of the environment around their businesses.”