Vietnam faces huge challenges with multiple issues that adversely affect public health. One major challenge is the ability for both rural and urban Vietnamese to access a clean water supply.

According to statistics, Only 85% of the rural population use hygienic water, among whom 50% use clean water that meets MOH Standard 09/2005/QD-BYT issued on 11/3/2005 with 60 litres/capita/day. Not only is there poor access to readily accessible drinking water, even when water is available in these small towns, there are risks of contamination due to several factors. Water quality testing is not performed as often as is necessary, and lack of education among the people utilizing the water source leads them to believe that as long as they are getting water from a well, it is safe.

Urban areas also face a whole different set of challenges to providing clean water. Rapid growth of urban areas results in increased demand for water; improper use of water resources leads to water shortage and to pollution of the water environment.

Meeting the demands of today’s communities, Royal HaskoningDHV have helped clients develop innovative solutions that provide clean water to communities, improve water quality, especially enhance society.

At Royal HaskoningDHV, we have extensive experience with both conventional and advanced water treatment technologies to create sustainable solutions that improve the quality and security of our water, and address water scarcity.

The Challenge:

Only 30% of the rural population of Ba Ria Vung Tau province has access to safe drinking water. This has a negative effect on public health and hampers socioeconomic development.
A project was defined to provide clean water to 100.000 people in 25.000 households as well as to small and medium enterprises. The project comprises 2 complete water supply systems consisting raw water intake, water treatment and a distribution network with a total capacity of 25.000 m3/day.

The Solution:

Royal HaskoningDHV has provided the following services:

  • Detailed Engineering designs (including surveying works) and preparation of bidding document and construction contract documents;
  • Evaluation of the tenders for civil works and installation contracts;
  • Construction supervision;
  • O&M support in the first 10 years.
  • Mechanical and electrical equipments for the WTPs; and HDPE and PVC Pipes for transmission and Distribution network.

The Outcome:

With the implementation of the project, the health condition of rural people as well as the environmental living conditions in the area will be largely improved.

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