Help Vietnam improve sewerage system with treatment facilities for Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City’s original urban drainage and sewerage system (combined system) was constructed in the 1870s. Although it had been improved from the 1950s through to 1975, the old facilities were designed for a population of 1.5 million, far less than the present population of more than 8 million. With far greater paved areas, floods had become commonplace during the monsoon.
In addition, some 729,000 m3 of raw domestic and industrial wastewater was discharged daily to rivers and canals. The pollution load had degraded the water quality of rivers and canals to an unacceptable level.
Hence, the government of Vietnam requested the Japanese government to design and construct new treatment facilities.
OC Global conducted the master plan, feasibility study, basic design and detailed design of this project from 1998. In 2002, we started work as a project management consultant and assisted the client through the modification of the detailed design and the bidding process. Our services were as follows:
2002 – 2015
We help Ho Chi Minh achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene as well as improve water quality by reducing pollution. The newly upgraded facility will serve as the foundation for future industrial development and flood control against climate change.