JICA grants HCMC trenchless funding

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided a grant of approximately US$10.7 million for a Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) trenchless project.

In an agreement with the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, JICA has granted an aid of up to ¥1,882 billion (US$10.7 million).

JICA’s grant is for the Project for Trenchless Sewerage Pipe Rehabilitation, which will contribute to preventing road cave-ins and improving public health by rehabilitating ageing drainage and sewerage pipes.

The rapid urban growth of Ho Chi Minh City requires urgent development of environmental infrastructure to meet the demand for a clean water supply and to protect the water environment.

The city is already building the new sewerage system with JICA’s existing support, however rehabilitation of the old sewer pipes build in French colonial times is providing to be a considerate challenge.

The grant will assist in civil works and equipment procurement for the rehabilitation of the old pipes utilising trenchless technology and provide a consulting service for detailed design work, bidding assistance and construction supervision.

Osaka City will additionally provide technical support to the project based on its existing cooperation with Ho Chi Minh City in the sewage sector.

For more information visit the JICA website.

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