HANOI, May 7 (Engineering Daily) -- The World Bank has approved a $ 315 million credit to improve the northern waterway transport system and transport projects and sanitation facilities in some Vietnamese coastal central cities.
Investments in this project will focus on fields of flood control; Improvement of drainage and waste water collection systems; Construction of wastewater treatment plant; Construction and renovation of public and school toilets; Set up a revolving fund for the construction of waste water from households to the general system; and solid waste management. The project will also improve the priority road sections and bridges along rivers and drainage canals, thereby contributing to improve the transport connectivity and reduce the traffic congestion. The project will also address the overall issues in relevance to institution and sustainability.
The remaining $ 78.74 million is an additional IDA grant for the Northern Delta Transport Development Project. This credit aims to build a new canal that links the Day River to the Ninh Co River, including a pier to improve cargo transportation through Ninh Phuc Port, the main waterway port in Ninh Binh. The new canal is expected to boost economic activity, reduce logistics costs, and help mitigate climate change risks by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from goods shipping.
Along with the other inland waterways investment constructions in the project, the Day - Ninh Co River Canal will be the last link in the project to create a transportation route that can serve the ships across the Ninh Co River and Ninh Phuc Port. This new traffic route also helps to accommodate 3,000 tons of ships traveling through the area.