Water

Wastewater:
From problem to benefit

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Industrialisation brings many benefits to society by raising economic prospects. It also brings complex challenges which can threaten future prosperity. The rapidly changing industrial environment around Phu My near Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam is a case in point.

Like many fast-growing areas in Vietnam, Phu My has inadequate wastewater infrastructure. Currently wastewater from a population of 174,000 is not being treated. The result is a polluted environment and contaminated water sources, which threatens public health.

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THANG PHAM – TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, ROYAL HASKONINGDHV

“With our work we have a chance to improve the city environment and enhance life for the people that live there, it will reduce water-borne disease and boost the economy through attracting new industry to the city.”

There’s a lot at stake. Get it right and it will address environmental pollution, remove the threat to public health and support the socio-economic development of the province.

Phu My requires a solution that integrates treatment and collection. In addition, to avoid degrading local water sources, nutrients, bacteria and other pollutants must be effectively removed.

“Instead of being a source of problems, well-managed wastewater is a positive addition. It improves public health and the health of our environment, creating a stronger economy,” says Mr. Thang Doan,” Director Water Vietnam, Royal HaskoningDHV.

“Technology used in wastewater treatment has been developing rapidly so the country had a range of alternatives to choose from. In this case, the client opted for Royal HaskoningDHV’s Carrousel® technology which is a cost effective, sustainable solution offering proven performance and reliability.” Mr Do Anh Tuan, Deputy General Director of Busadco.

The project in Vietnam has been developed in conjunction with Ba Ria Vung Tau Sewerage and Urban Development Company (Busadco) and is financed by the Vietnamese and Dutch governments. Construction is expected to start mid 2017 for completion in 2019.

THANG DOAN, DIRECTOR WATER, VIETNAM ROYAL HASKONINGDHV

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