The plant is in the second phase of the project to improve the water environment in the south of Binh Duong province. It cost nearly VND2.5 trillion (US$110 million), 85% of which came from Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds and the remainder from local budget.
The modern plant, using an activated sludge system, will treat waste water collected from 3,163 hectares covering Lai Thieu, An Phu, Thuan Giao, Binh Hoa and Vinh Phu wards in Thuan An town.
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Thanh Liem said that the plant aims to improve and protect local water environment as well as promote economic growth and ensure public health, making contributions to realising the national strategy on environment protection.
According to President of the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association Cao Lai Quang, while other localities are facing formidable flooding challenges, Binh Duong has invested in a line-up of waste treatment plants to improve the environment and hygiene as well as reduce diseases caused by waste water.
Thu Dau Mot waste water treatment plant with a designed capacity of 17,650 cubic metres per day was operational in 2013. It had an investment of nearly VND2 trillion (US$88 million), VND1.6 trillion (US$70.4 million) of which from Japan’s ODA.