Belgian-funded drainage system inaugurated in Binh Thuan

Belgium’s Ambassador to Vietnam Jahanne Roccas (Photo: VNA)


Binh Thuan
– A drainage system of North Cho Lau town centre, Bac Binh district, the
central province of Binh Thuan, built with Belgium’s financial aid, was
inaugurated on July 7.

Work on the system, which has
17 pipe lines with a total length of 4,110 metres, began in June 2016. The
Belgian Government provided 684,000 EUR for the project and the Vietnamese
government allocated 196,000 EUR.

The system is expected to improve Cho Lau central area’s drainage and solve partial
flooding in the area in monsoon season, said Pham Van Nam, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee at the
inauguration ceremony.

He added that Binh Thuan has
been facing climate change’s challenges such as coastline erosion, salt water
intrusion, droughts and floods which have negatively influenced locals’ life, with
Bac Binh one of the hardest hit localities.

Belgium’s Ambassador to
Vietnam Jahanne Roccas said the project will improve the living conditions for over
2,000 households in Cho Lau town.

The drainage system is
a pilot construction under the project Integrated Water Resource Management and Urban Development in Relation
with Climate Change in Binh Thuan province. The project, funded by Belgium’s
government, runs from 2013 to 2019 with a total cost of 6 million EUR.

It aims to build the capacity
of the locality in terms of integrated water resources management and urban
development relating to climate change while enhancing climate change
management capacity of local authorities and building a comprehensive strategy
on climate change.-VNA 

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