In a working session with representatives from the provincial People’s Committee on November 1, JICA experts said the 48-month construction period proposed by local authorities would increase the cost of the project, while constructing it over 36-38 months can save 5 billion yen (about US$40 million).
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Van Vinh stressed the proposed 48-month time aims to solve difficulties in the construction process.
Currently, Bien Hoa city has no waste water treatment systems, meaning all waste water is discharged into rivers.
Additionally, parts of Bien Hoa city face serious floods in recent years, causing traffic congestion and impacting the lives of citizens and business activities.
The project will need a combined investment of over VND8.2 trillion (around US$369 million), including over US$365 million in official development assistance from the Japanese Government. Once completed, it will help the locality effectively deal with issues related to water drainage and wastewater treatment.