Royal HaskoningDHV begins major water contract in Ho Chi Minh City

Team will provide construction supervision for key elements of ambitious sanitation project.

A ceremony held recently marked the start of Royal HaskoningDHV’s involvement in the World Bank funded Second Ho Chi Minh City Environmental Sanitation Project (HCMCES-2). The five year, US$ 495 million project will greatly improve sanitation in the city and the health of the Saigon River.

Currently vast quantities of wastewater from residents and businesses in Ho Chi Minh City is discharged untreated into the Saigon River. HCMCES-2 will allow the wastewater from 4 million residents and businesses to be treated, dramatically improving the city’s economic and social environment and the overall water quality in the Saigon River.

In a contract worth US$12 million to the company, Royal HaskoningDHV has been selected to provide supervision and contract management for the construction of the two major components – an 8 km interceptor of diameter 3.2 m and a 480,000 m3/d wastewater treatment plant which is set to be Vietnam’s largest.

Speaking of the project Mr. Vuong Hai Long, Director of the Investment Management Authority (IMA) said: “The Vietnam government has made a huge commitment to improving the sanitation provision in the country’s urban areas. The Second Ho Chi Minh City Environmental Sanitation Project will bring major benefits to residents and businesses. We expect that the extensive and diverse experience of Royal HaskoningDHV will contribute to the success of this project.”

Having already completed work on another project for the IMA – the design and procurement support for part of the city’s sewerage system – the team are looking forward to building on this relationship.

Thang Doan, Director Water Vietnam for Royal HaskoningDHV said: “I am delighted that the team has been selected to supervise the delivery of this hugely significant project which will make such a tangible difference to the quality of life in Vietnam’s largest city. Some of our most experienced engineers will be working on this scheme and the award of the project is testament to the quality of work we have already delivered for the IMA. We are confident that our relationship will be further strengthened as work on the Second Ho Chi Minh Environmental Sanitation Project gets underway.”

Work has commenced and is expected to be completed by 2022.