3:16:00 PM | 12/10/2011
Operating in a poor province with a slow urbanisation speed, Quang Tri Water Supply and Construction Co., Ltd (QTWASUCO) always has to do its utmost to find suitable directions. In 2007, the company found an innovative way to build water supply systems for suburban areas. Mr Mai Van Tu, Director of the Company, proudly said: “This is an extremely new way that none has done before.”
The greatest difficulty in building a water supply system in the outskirts is investment capital. To overcome this difficulty, the company has proactively searched for funds from international institutions like the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In 2005, the lender funded the construction of a water plant with an annual capacity of 15 million cubic metres. In 2006, two French water supply unions reviewed and funded the company’s development strategies.
At present, the company is coordinating with non-governmental organisations and foreign corporations to attract investment capital and carry out projects funded by non-refundable aid. For instance, the World Health Organisation (WHO) awarded the US$30,000 safe water supply programme which prioritised funding equipment for safe water supply. The company was also one of five companies in the central region to receive funds for capacity building from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). It also undertook Mekong region water supply and sanitation programme funded by the United Nations.
After receiving financial support from the Lorraine region of France, the company expanded its € 24.7 million water supply project for Dong Ha City and surrounding areas. To have enough clean water for the people, the company spent VND52 billion building a water supply plant with a daily capacity of 2,000 cubic metres in Hai Chanh commune, Hai Lang district and another one in Vinh Ha and Vinh Long communes, Vinh Linh district.
Thanks to the company’s effort, in 2010, 99 percent of citizens in Dong Ha City had access to clean water. The firm expects to fully satisfy water demand in the province’s urban areas.