(Construction) - According to JICA, HCM City and the Japanese Government on Friday signed an agreement for non-refundable aid worth JPY1.882 billion (US$16.84 million) to upgrade the city’s existing sewerage system using trenchless technologies.
|A view of MOU signing (JICA photo)|
This techonogy will improve the drainage capacity and load-bearing capacity through the upgrade of ageing drainage and sewer pipes. The project will take 24 months starting next year, and the work will be done by Japanese companies.
The city has made great efforts to build a new sewerage system, including building waste water treatment plants and laying pipes, to improve the water environment. However, this work is very difficult and complicated.
JICA has been helping HCM City improve its wastewater system since 1999 starting with the implementation of a sewage and drainage master plan.
The first phase of the HCM City Water Environment Improvement Project in Tàu Hủ – Bến Nghé river basins was carried out in 2017.The second phase of the project is scheduled to be completed in 2022. In the second phase, pipe-jacking technology will be used for interceptor construction to minimise traffic interruption in busy districts.
By Khanh Phuong