Climate change has had a range of impacts on businesses and regions. One of the most urgent and challenging issues in urban areas today is drainage water management, anti-flooding task, and wastewater treatment. According to the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association, Vietnam needs an amount of about US$8-US$10 billion for urban wastewater drainage and treatment.
The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Science and Technology Associations has just organized a virtual meeting for businesses of the water industry between Vietnam and Hungary regarding current challenges and solutions to ensure security and quality of water sources in Vietnam.
HCMC should immediately build an overall drainage plan for 2030 with visions for 2050, review existing drainage projects as they have been designed for too long and no longer suited the current situation.
Ongoing Vietnam’s International Water Supply, Sanitation, Water Resources and Purification Event (Vietwater) backed by Vietnam Water Supply & Sewerage Association (VWSA) has been taking place at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) from November 6.
Vietnam’s drainage and wastewater treatment system has been old, downgraded, asynchronous and unable to catch up with urbanization speed, said Mr. Cao Lai Quang, chairman of Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association.
The amount of clean water being lost through leakages in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is up to 40 percent, while the national average is lower at 33 percent, Nguyen Ton, chairman of Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA), said June 19.