Netherlands funds fresh water project in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

10:09 | 21/08/2013

The Netherlands will provide non-refundable aid worth nearly 260 billion VND (12.38 million USD) for the building of two water plants in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

An agreement to this effect was signed between the Dutch Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and the provincial People‚Äôs Committee on August 20. 

The first plant, with a capacity of 20,000 cu.m per day, will be located in Long Tan commune, Dat Do district, while the second one, in Bong Trang commune, Xuyen Moc distrct, has a capacity of 5,400 cu.m per day. 

Once completed, the two works will provide fresh water for daily life and production for 35,000 local rural households.

According to Timvan Galen, Chief Advisor of the Dutch government-funded programme, ORIO, the project is one of the first seven ones signed by ORIO all over the world. It is currently funding 66 projects worldwide, focusing on fresh water, health care and energy.

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