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:

Binh Duong Province has recently been experiencing rapid economic growth, with an annual growth rate of 15.2 % in 2004. Favorable traffic connections and a dynamic provincial policy have enabled the province to attract a number of enterprises, resulting in a rapid rise in the number of workers and immigrants from throughout the country.
This increase in population has made the existing population areas and urban infrastructure system overloaded. To cope with this problem, a new urban service complex zone, Tan Hiep, has been planned, with a surface area of 1,800 ha and an estimated future population of 150,000 - 300,000, to provide manpower for surrounding industrial parks. For this zone water supply facilities are required.

The Solution:

Royal HaskoningDHV is responsible for the design and implementation of the total water supply system, with a capacity of 60,000 m3/day (Phase I 30,000 m3/d), including the procurement of all mechanical and electrical installations. The assignment covers the entire water supply system, from the raw water intake pumping station on the Dong Nai River to the treatment plant and onwards, including the distribution system up to and including the water meters in the people's homes.

The Outcome:

With the implementation of the project, especially the economic development of the industrial areas of Binh Duong was boosted, having a direct positive impact on the lives of many of the areas inhabitants.

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