Tay Ninh: Inauguration ceremony of the Wastewater Treatment plant

Press Release – Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – AICS Hanoi

Hanoi, 17/04/2024 – On April 16, a wastewater treatment plant was inaugurated in the city of Tay Ninh, in southern  Vietnam, in the presence of Mr. Tran Van Chien, Vice chairman of the Tay Ninh Provincial People’s Committee, Mrs. Annamaria Iotti, Head of the Office of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Hanoi, Mr. Pham Trung Chanh, Chairman of Tay Ninh City People’s Committee, leaders of Tay Ninh Project Management Unit, representative of Contractor and several other representatives from both sides.

Ms Annamaria Iotti, head of AICS Hanoi, and Mr Tran Van Chien, Vice Chairman of Tay Ninh Provincial People’s Committee, with representatives of local authorities and companies.

The event marked the completion of one of the two components of the initiative “Tay Ninh Wastewater Collection and Treatment System Project”, funded by the Italian Government through a € 9.7 million-euro soft loan signed in 2016. The second component of the initiative, which includes the rehabilitation and construction of a drainage system and domestic wastewater collection system for Tay Ninh town, will be completed by 2025. The project was implemented by the Tay Ninh City People’s Committee.

The Italian Ambassador in Vietnam, H.E. Mr. Marco della Seta, expressed his appreciation, affirming: “Today, we celebrate not just the completion of the Tay Ninh Wastewater Treatment plant, but also the strong partnership between Italy and Vietnam. This is another significant step towards the environmental sustainability that Vietnam is striving for. We are proud to be a supportive friend of Vietnam in this journey.”

Until today, Tay Ninh city did not have a separate collection system for wastewater and stormwater. The existing sewage system discharged into the canals without any previous treatment, originating problems such as water contamination, health and hygiene issues. The absence of an appropriate drainage system also caused flooding and overflowing of the city’s canals.

Ms Annamaria Iotti’s visit to the wastewater treatment plant with the project team.

“The implementation of the project contributes to the renovation and upgrading of the city’s infrastructure, improving environmental sanitation conditions, thereby enhancing the quality of life for residents and promoting the socio-economic development of Tay Ninh province in general and Tay Ninh city in particular.” declared Mr. Tran Van Chien, Vice chairman of the Tay Ninh Provincial People’s Committee.

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