Royal HaskoningDHV to implement new WTPs, distribution networks in rural Vietnam
Royal HaskoningDHV has signed a 2.7-million-euro ($2.8-million) contract to implement two new water treatment plants and distribution networks in the province of Ba Ria Vung Tau, South Vietnam.
AMERSFOOT, THE NETHERLANDS, March 10, 2015 -- Royal HaskoningDHV, an international engineering and project management consultancy, has signed a 2.7-million-euro ($2.8-million) contract to implement two new water treatment plants and distribution networks in the province of Ba Ria Vung Tau, South Vietnam.
The project will provide 100,000 people with clean drinking water and boost economic development by increasing water supply to local businesses. Currently, only 30 percent of the rural population in the project area has access to safe drinking water. The majority of people use unsafe water from wells and surface water, which can adversely affect their health.
The project includes two complete water supply systems consisting of raw water intake, water treatment, distribution networks, and 25,000 home and business connections. Royal HaskoningDHV is responsible for project management and the supply of critical equipment and components. The project is scheduled for completion in March 2016.
The contract was signed with the Center for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (CERWASS) of the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Further, the project is being co-financed by the Facility for Infrastructure Development, which is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to encourage public infrastructure enhancement in developing countries.
|The majority of the rural Vietnamese use unsafe water from wells and surface water.|
"The implementation of the Ba Ria Vung Tau Rural Water Supply project plays a crucial role in our objective to supply clean water to 97 percent of the rural residents by the year 2020," said CERWASS Director Nguyen Van Tri. "It is an important and truly meaningful project, which will contribute to the realization of Vietnam's rural clean water supply and sanitation strategy."
Tim Jeanné, Royal HaskoningDHV's director of Water Technology for the AESAN market, added, "Through this project, we are really improving the lives of the mainly poor people in the rural districts of Xuyen Moc and Dat Do. Within a couple of years, these people will have sufficient and safe drinking water delivered to their houses. We will also be increasing water supply to businesses and SMEs, thus encouraging economic development.
"We have already delivered the complete design and engineering, socio-economic reporting, EIA, and feasibility study for the Ba Ria Vung Tau water supply system," Jeanné continued. "We are now responsible for the construction management of the water treatment plant and distribution system and supply of equipment and components like pumps, valves, sludge scrapers, instrumentations, and the electrical and automation system."
About Royal HaskoningDHV
Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent, international engineering and project management consultancy with more than 130 years of experience in aviation, buildings, energy, industry, infrastructure, maritime, mining, rural and urban areas, and water. Backed by the expertise and experience of 7,000 colleagues from 100 offices in 35 countries, our professionals combine global expertise with local knowledge to deliver a multidisciplinary range of consultancy services for the entire living environment. For more information, visit royalhaskoningdhv.com.