After the unofficial meeting between representatives of Bac Ninh provincial DoNRE, Bac Ninh city DoNRE, Khac Niem People Committee and BORDA Vietnam – Academy for Water Resources and direct and indirect communications, the proposed concept on the integrated sanitation solutions that is applied for about 11,000 inhabitants at Khac Niem ward where is the hotspot of environment pollution caused mainly by the households producing the noodle including pig husbandry was sent to Bac Ning City Government for its consideration and agreement for cooperation. In the concept it is proposed the inventory of BORDA – VAWR know how, capacity instruments/methods and components such as DEWATS, O&M, M&E, Policy/regulations on DEWATS, capacity building on DEWATS and re-use of treated products that are agreed by Bac Ninh City Government.
Moreover, from Bac Ninh city government, more components are requested to receive the technical support from BORDA Vietnam – VAWR such as Sludge Management from DEWATS plants, household biogas digester construction and repairing the sewage system at Khac Niem ward where we will implement 6 modules/instruments/methods for demonstration in 2017 – 2019. However, the requested of component Sludge Management from DEWATS plants is not of BORDA Vietnam – VAWR’s knowhow and capacity. On the other hand, BORDA’s partner - VAWR has knowhow and capacity on solid waste management and proposed to Bac Ninh City Government but there is no demand because the solid waste is daily collected by a company and transported to dump site, landfill.
On 9 January 2017, the official meeting was held by Vice Chairman of Bac Ninh City Government between its relevant departments such as Planning and Finance, Economy, Natural Resources and Environment, Urban Management, Project Management Board, Television Chanel and BORDA Vietnam – VAWR with the special participation of BORDA SEA Regional Coordinator – Mr. Frank Fladerer. The discussion was very fruitful and open. Vice Chairman concluded the meeting that it’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment would be the point person for our cooperation. DoNRE should revise the City planning on the Environment Pollution Solutions that would be integrated with the cooperation of BORDA Vietnam – VAWR on the integrated sanitation solution in period 2017 – 2019 and then re-submit to Bac Ninh City Government for approval. Vice Chairman really welcome and appreciate our technical support for Bac Ninh city and wish to have fruitful cooperation in 2017 – 2019 and further on.
After the meeting, the Memorandum of Understanding between Bac Ninh City Government and BORDA Vietnam – VAWR was signed. The further steps will be continued at very soon and all of us wish to have successful demonstration on the integrated sanitation solutions at Bac Ninh City with Bac Ninh City Government.