WB, central provinces meet on environmental sanitation project

Saturday, 2016-12-03 12:19:44
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NDO/VNA—Representatives from the World Bank and four central provinces met in Khanh Hoa Province on December 2 to appraise a WB-funded environmental sanitation project in four coastal cities in the provinces.

The cities in question are Dong Hoi in Quang Binh, Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh, Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa and Phan Rang–Thap Cham in Ninh Thuan.

According to the WB’s working group, the goal of the project is to improve access to environmental sanitation services and the effectiveness of sanitation facilities in target cities.

Around 1.1 million residents in the four cities will benefit from the project, as will the local tourism industry.

A total of US$273 million is invested in the project, of which US$46 million comes from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, US$190 million from the International Development Association and US$37 million from the Vietnamese side.

The project has four components: expanding sanitation infrastructure, improving urban connectivity, land clearance and assisting with institutional reforms. It will be implemented from June 2017 to December 2022.

Nguyen Huu Hoai, Chairman of the Quang Binh People’s Committee, said this was a very important project serving the community, adding that Quang Binh pledged to provide sufficient corresponding capital to ensure the success of the project.