Xylem brings clean water to 1.5 million Vietnamese
Xylem Inc. has partnered with the Vietnamese government to help it realize its ambitious plans to clean up the country’s water supplies. The company has now installed its ozone treatment technology at Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant in Ho Chi Minh City that will provide 1.5 million Vietnamese with clean water. The city houses some 12 million people that depend on the Dong Nai and Saigon rivers for drinking water, but discharge from businesses, hospitals, and more, often sees it polluted before it gets to homes.
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The plant can produce about 300,000 m3 of drinking water a day, making it a crucial part of the Vietnamese government’s plans to provide access to clean drinking water for 90% of the urban population, and treat 100% of urban wastewater, by 2020. Alone, the plant benefits about 1.5 million residents of Ho Chi Minh City – roughly 15% of its population.
Steve Leung, senior vice president of emerging markets for Xylem, said:
“We see Tan Hiep as a major milestone for Vietnam, for Saigon Water Corporation, and for Xylem. Ozone treatment is the technology of the future, and this first-of-its-kind system here will be a good reference for people to come and see and learn about it.”
Meanwhile, Truong Khac Hoanh, CEO of Saigon Water Corporation, also spoke highly of the plant and the partnership it resulted from:
“It’s very important for customers to choose the right products and the right expertise. We need an efficient and cost-effective solution, as well as a reliable and trusted partner. Xylem has a longstanding relationship with Saigon Water Corporation, and has exactly what we need to carry this forward.”
Dominion holds Xylem Inc. in its Global Trends Managed Fund.
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