Wastewater treatment plant in Vietnam to get $130m upgrade

A US$130 million contract has been awarded to an international consortium to expand a wastewater treatment plant in Vietnam by 328,000 m3/day...

A US$130 million contract has been awarded to an international consortium to expand a wastewater treatment plant in Vietnam by 328,000 m3/day.

Funded by the Japanese government, the Ho Chi Minh City project has been awarded to Veolia subsidiary, OTV, Hitachi and South Korean construction company, POSCO E&C.

The order was from the Urban Civil Works Construction – Investment Management Authority of Ho Chi Minh City in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

As the largest city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City has seen its volume of industrial and domestic wastewater surge in step with rapid industrialization and urbanization.

This project aims to improve Ho Chi Minh City’s urban and domestic sanitation by expanding the daily processing capacity of the existing sewage treatment plant from 141,000 m3/day to 469,000 m3/day.

The expanded capacity would be sufficient to meet the wastewater treatment needs of approximately 1.4 million people, and would make the plant one of the largest wastewatertreatment facilities in South East Asia.

The expansion project in Ho Chi Minh City is the second large-scale project awarded to OTV and Hitachi, following orders received in 2014 for a 199,000 m3/d desalination plant and pre-treatment facilities in Basra, Iraq (see WWi story).

The ground-breaking ceremony for this expansion project was held at the Binh Hung Sewage Treatment Plant in Ho Chi Minh City on February 7.

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