Author Archives: Christina Hartinger, Director of Projects, North Asia Pacific, Black & Veatch’s Global Water Business

Balancing Water Demands In Vietnam

The Dong Nai river basin in South Viet Nam has a catchment area of 47,300 square kilometers, making it the third largest in Vietnam. The Phuoc Hoa Water Resources Project is to provide additional water in the Saigon and Vam Co Dong river basins for development of irrigated agriculture and to supplement existing supplies for salinity control and domestic, municipal, and industrial use in Ho Chi Minh City and the surrounding provinces.

The Phuoc Hoa Water Resources Project is enabling sustainable water use in rapidly developing areas around Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam is prospering. For almost 20 years, its growth rate has stood firm at around 7 percent annually. During the first decade of this century, its gross domestic product tripled, and its exports quadrupled. With factors including greater political stability and reform, and one million young people arriving on the job market every year, investment persists. Many dramatic social and economic changes have resulted, and the question of how this emerging modern nation grows is just as important as by how much.

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Topics: Black & Veatch, Water Infrastructure/Treatment.