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Ho Chi Minh City to open SE Asia's largest wastewater treatment plant in 2025

Ho Chi Minh City to open SE Asia's largest wastewater treatment plant in 2025

Friday, June 21, 2024, 21:05 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City to open SE Asia's largest wastewater treatment plant in 2025
The contractor of a wastewater treatment plant in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, is mobilizing highly skilled workers and international experts to complete the project. Photo: Duc Phu / Tuoi Tre

The largest wastewater treatment plant project in Southeast Asia is being constructed in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City, and might be completed prior to June 30 next year.

The Ho Chi Minh City Urban Infrastructure Investment Project Management Board on Thursday announced the progress of a US$524 million environmental sanitation project, featuring the wastewater treatment plant using advanced Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) technology. 

As part of the project's eight components, this plant, located in Thanh My Loi Ward, Thu Duc City, will treat wastewater to environmental standards before discharging it into the Saigon River.

A consortium of France’s Vinci Construction and Spain’s Acciona Agua serves as the contractor of the project.

It was committed to completing the plant, which carries a price tag of $235.1 million, before June 30, 2025.

The wastewater treatment plant project in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City was estimated to cost US$235.1 million. Photo: Duc Phu / Tuoi Tre

The wastewater treatment plant project in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City was estimated to cost US$235.1 million. Photo: Duc Phu / Tuoi Tre

Patrick Kadri from Vinci Construction said at the construction site of the project that work on the plant is some 41 percent complete.

Some major components of the plant are currently under construction, while the main equipment has already been ordered and is scheduled to be shipped to the construction site in August.

“The project is important to the city, so the consortium will mobilize all necessary sources to speed up the work,” said Kadri.

The management board, the investor of the project, said that the total capacity of wastewater treatment in the southern metropolis is 644,000 cubic meters per day, meeting only 40 percent of its daily water discharge.

When in place, the plant will raise the daily capacity to 1.1 million cubic meters.

Employees at work at the wastewater treatment plant project in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Duc Phu / Tuoi Tre

Employees work at the wastewater treatment plant project in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Duc Phu / Tuoi Tre

Once in place, the wastewater treatment plant in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City will treat wastewater discharged by residents along Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe Canal. Photo: Duc Phu / Tuoi Tre

Once in place, the wastewater treatment plant in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City will treat wastewater discharged by residents along Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe Canal. Photo: Duc Phu / Tuoi Tre

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