The 33-square-kilometer Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Basin is home to about 1.2 million people. The area’s canal is also heavily polluted by untreated wastewater from an aged combined sewer system inadequate to serve the rapidly growing population. To meet Ho Chi Minh City’s goal of becoming a modern economic hub for Vietnam, wastewater flows need to be removed from the basin and canal.
This environmental improvement project is cleaning and greening the NLTN Basin—making the space attractive and safe for residents and tourists.
Our basin environmental improvement project includes a massive 800,000-cubic-meter-per-day wastewater pumping station, as well as wastewater, drainage and solid waste components. In addition to enhancing the canal’s water quality, the effort will reduce street flooding—improving traffic, public health and quality of life.
To make sure that our work adheres to Vietnamese and internationally accepted standards, we are taking great measures to involve residents, local authorities and community organizations in feasibility studies and planning. More than 60 Vietnamese scientists and engineers are being invited to participate in key project phases. Collaboration and team spirit are contributing to the strength and success of the project.
The basin environmental improvement project represents a shift in environmental awareness in Vietnam. Soon, residents and tourists will be enjoying a canal suitable for water navigation and leisure and benefiting from an attractive, safe urban environment.