City Interventions

Integrated Wastewater and Drainage Management

Country: Vietnam
City: Can Tho, Hai Duong, Vinh

Key Stakeholders and PartnersPeople's Committees in Hai Duong, Can Tho, and Vinh; Ministry of Planning and Investment

Project Preparation Study PeriodJanuary 2016 - December 2016

CDIA SupportUS$ 741,920

Expected Downstream Financing$1 million (local financing institution)

Infrastructure sectorsWastewater Management

CDIA priority impact areasClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Improvement; Poverty Reduction

Key City Development Issues

 The cities of Hai Duong, Can Tho, and Vinh are beset with problems related to wastewater and drainage, such that their treatment facilities cover only about 30% of their city’s households while the majority of their wastewater gets discharged into the environment. Additionally, their drainage infrastructure is insufficient to evacuate flood water during the rainy season and tidal increases. These issues highlight the need to expand the existing wastewater treatment plants and provide satellite wastewater treatment facilities, and improve the cities’ drainage infrastructure to facilitate the acceptable evacuation of flood water. 

Details of Cooperation

CDIA supported the preparation of a pre-feasibility study (PFS) focusing on “Integrated Wastewater and Drainage Management” through (i) the improvement of sanitation and drainage infrastructure and the development of a long-term strategic plan for the management and development of these infrastructures; (ii) analysis and preparation of an investment project to ensure the delivery of more benefits than costs; (iii) due diligence on social and environmental safeguards; and (iv) improved governance arrangements via institutional strengthening and capacity development. It also facilitated cooperation between ADB, GIZ, and SECO; and linked the above-mentioned studies with the ADB Water and Sanitation Program.

Expected Development Outcomes

When implemented, the projects are expected to reduce urban environmental pollution and improve climate change adaptation through infrastructure development in wastewater collection and treatment, and flood prevention covering approx. 850 ha of urban area.

Additionally, it will contribute to pro-poor and social inclusiveness initiatives in the three cities, as the flood protection and sanitation infrastructure projects are expected to directly benefit the urban poor and those in peri-urban areas, thereby reducing their vulnerability to flooding and its socio-economic impacts as well as their risk of infection from water-related diseases.

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