Tuy Phong district
Tuy Phong district:
Viet nam- Belgium project, the
beginning for a green, clean and beautiful urban area
Started in September 2006 and
finished in September 2010, project Viet Nam-Belgium in improving sanitation and
environmental protection at Lien Huong town and Phan Ri Cua town, sponsored by
the Government of Belgium has brought local people many practical benefits.
Creating a green town...
BTO - In the locality of Tuy
Phong district, besides windy and thermo-electricity projects, the Viet
Nam-Belgium is an obvious social project. The project’s total investment is EUR
4.3 million, including EUR 550,000 from Viet Nam’s reciprocal capital (13%),
EUR 2.8 million from Belgium’s aid (65%).
Ms Nguyen Thi Hoa, who is in
charge of the project’s environmental communications, said that its goals is to
improve living conditions and sanitation. After 4 years of implementation, the
project has set basic environmental services, supplied fresh water for 70,000
people, concreted almost 36.000 meters of alleys in the towns; built a landfill
for the whole district; provided more than VND 3 billion to build latrines and
septic tanks for poor households; installed 2 waste incinerators and solid waste
treatment system for Tuy Phong Hospital and Phan Ri Cua Polyclinic; built 4
latrines for 4 schools; and improved management capability for the Management
Board of public works. The direct beneficiaries of the project are people in the
two towns, especially women and the poor.
drainage channel in Lien Huong
Vietnam-Belgium project have
solved the hardest “problem” of environmental pollution and water shortage. In
Lien Huong, after completing the treatment system and 1,182 meters of box-shaped
drainage channel which made by concrete and steel (R 2.5m x C2m), concerns about
pollution in Muong Ho area ended, instead making here becoming a clean place for
playing and entertainment.
Mr. Nguyen Van Son from
residentail unit 6 said with excited attitude: “Since completing the channel,
all local people are happy and no more fears about their health”. As the water
drainage system in Lien Huong (with capacity of 30 cubic meters), the water
supply project worth VND 20 billion in Phan Ri Cua has satisfied “the thirst” in
People get loan to connect
water meter in order to increase from 1,455 to 6,480, water supply increased
from 300 cubic meters per day to 2,800 cubic meters per day and use the water
supply with quality in accordance with the standards of Public Health Ministry.
For clean and beautiful
environment in the future
After these towns formed 4
groups of environmental communication according to the “long rain infiltration
beams” strategy, which conducted in 4 pilot quarters and 4 schools, local
people and pupils have the basic knowledge and good behavior about
environtmental protection, garbages pollution in Lien Huong and Phan Ri Cua
wharf resolved basically.
According to Ms. Hoa, the
project has provided 185 trolleys and 280 garbage containers to boost garbage
and solid waste collection from 20% to 90%, and bring nearly 2,000 trees to all
streets and public areas for a fresh and green urban area.
Deputy Secretary of the Party
cell of residential unit 5 Cao Minh Quang said: “In other places, perhaps the
preserving environment is an “old” thing, but it is a new problem here”.
According to him, the new one is a change in a firm bad habit, nothing abstract.
The good things are people’s
way of thinking and doing has really changed, and the quality of life and
environment in the project area has improved remarkably. We all understand that
concerving the civilized town is just only a modification of cultural behavior.
Each person do a small thing to get big benefits.
Vietnam-Belgium project was selected as one in 10
typical socioeconomic events of Tuy Phong district to celebrate the 7th
Party congress of the district (tenure 2010-2015) which took place from
Phuong Lan (Source: Binh Thuan Newspaper)