Vitens Evides International (VEI) provided the majority of investment in non-refundable aid, with the remainder contributed by the Sai Gon Water Supply Corporation (Sawaco).
The project, running from December 2013 to March 2017, aims to help HCM City improve its capacity to cope with climate change’s challenges and ensure sustainable clean water supplies for local residents.
It will evaluate the quality of water in the Sai Gon and Dong Nai Rivers as well as upgrade Tan Hiep Water Plant to improve the safe water supply systems serving HCM City.
About 10,000 of the city’s poor households are expected to benefit from the project.
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