Ho Chi Minh City seeks investors for wastewater projects

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Ho Chi Minh City seeks investors for wastewater projects

The government of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam, is seeking to develop three wastewater treatment facilities through public private partnership (PPP) projects.

The three project are: Tan Hoa-Lo Gom canal basin wastewater treatmen plant, West Saigon wastewater treatment plant and the Suoi Nhum wastewater treatment plant.

The Tan Hoa-Lo Gom project will be developed on a 22 hectares area. The new facility, with a designed daily capacity of 300,000 m³, will treat all wastewater in Tan Hoa-Lo Gom canal basin. The total project investment is estimated at US$300 million. The government of HCMC is currently seeking investors to finance the project.

The West Saigon project will have a designed daily capacity of 150,000 m³. The new facilities will treat wastewater in the Tham Luong-Ben Cat-Nuoc Len canal basin in districts Tan Phu, Binh Tan and 12. The total project investment is estimated at US$80 million. A consortium composed by UE Newater Ltd., UEL and DPD Investment and Construction Co. Ltd. is seeking approval to develop the project.

The Suoi Nhum project in Thu Duc District will have a designed daily capacity of 65,000 m³. The new facilities will treat wastewater in twastewater in Xuan Truong, Suoi Nhum, Suoi Cai and Go Cat springs. The total project investment is estimated at US$24 million. A consortium composed by SFC Vietnam Investment Development for Environment Corporation and Phu Xuan Construction and Trading Company Limited has proposed to develop the project.

Currently about a 13.2% of the total HCMC's wastewater is treated. The government of HCMC is seeking investor to increased the city's wastewater treatment capacity. According to sources, about twelve wastewater projects needs investors to be carried out.

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