HCMC proposes plan to address waste-water concerns
  • | | August 16, 2010 11:07 AM

Ho Chi Minh City may install an industrial waste-water monitoring system in hopes of holding violators responsible.

The monitoring system would be a way to limit the release of untreated waste-water into the environment

The system is proposed to be installed in the industrial and export processing zones of Ho Chi Minh City.

The proposed system would provide a way to limit the releasing of untreated waste-water into the environment.

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Natural Resources & Environment developed the proposal and submitted it to the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City for approval.

The system will have 3 main parts. The first part is designed to measure and collect data on water quality at the industrial and export processing zones. The second one is designed to transmit data and the last one is a tracking centre.

When waste-water quality is found to exceed acceptable levels, data analysis results will be transmitted into the tracking centre. This system will help control waste-water quality by providing continuous and timely data analysis results.

The tracking centre would be built at the department so the functional agency will be provided with relevant information on the environmental violations in these zones.

The city now has 10 industrial zones and 3 export-processing zones which discharge about 32,000 cubic metres of industrial waste-water per day into the environment.

They all have waste processing systems but the environmental pollution is still happening at neighbouring areas because it’s impossible to closely monitor their waste processing activities. Thus, the department has proposed installing the monitoring system at all these zones and one high-tech zone of the city.

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