HCMC finishes expanding major wastewater treatment facility.

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    Nov 4, 2023

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The Binh Hung wastewater plant in HCMC's Binh Chanh District expanded by 50% and can now handle sewage from two million residents.


According to Luong Minh Phuc, director of the Transportation Works Construction Investment Project Management Board of HCMC, the capacity of the facility has been boosted to 469,000 cubic meters per 24 hours, surpassing its previous capacity of 328,000 cu.m.

The purpose of this project is to gather and purify the wastewater produced by individuals residing within a 2,100-hectare region encompassing the Tau Hu – Ben Nghe – Doi – Te canal system. This initiative will cover the six districts of 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11.

The canal system's water quality enhancement project, costing VND11.3 trillion (US$460 million), is driving its expansion efforts. This ambitious endeavor is being financed through Japanese official development assistance loans and Vietnamese government funds, all aimed at improving the overall water conditions within the canal system.

In addition to that, the project encompasses various other aspects such as the revitalization of a 10.8 km canal system through dredging operations, the construction of embankments, improvements to the drainage system, expansion of a pumping station located in District 8, and the establishment of new sewer infrastructure.

The completion of the works is anticipated to be accomplished within this year.

This photograph captures a segment of the Tau Hu Canal located in District 8, which is part of a project initiated by Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to enhance the overall water quality. The image was taken by VnExpress photographer Thanh Tung.

In addition to several smaller plants, HCMC operates two other significant wastewater treatment facilities. One is the Tham Luong - Ben Cat plant located in District 12, which has a capacity of 131,000 cubic meters. The other is the Binh Hung Hoa plant situated in Binh Tan District, with a capacity of 30,000 cubic meters.

The construction of the Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe plant in Thu Duc City, spanning over 480,000 cubic meters, is presently in progress. Upon its completion, this plant will supersede Binh Hung as the largest in the city.

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