Vietnam – Bac Ninh

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Bac Ninh city is located 30km in the Northeast from Hanoi and is a fast-growing city which almost doubled its proportion of trade, services, industries and construction in recent years. In the beginning of 2018, the administration of Bac Ninh was upgraded to City Class 1 which equals the status of a province. Bac Ninh is known as the “Land of hundred handcraft villages” and famous for its longstanding culture, academic tradition and the homeland of the “Quan Ho” folk songs which are recognized by the UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Beside that, Bac Ninh is recognized for its noodles production from private households in the Khac Niem district. There between 500 and 600kg noodles are produced every day in 207 households.

But the food production also generates around 3.450m3 untreated wastewater a day (including domestic, industry and husbandry) discharging directly to the environment. In 2017, Bac Ninh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BORDA Vietnam and its partner – Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (VAWR) – to implement integrated sanitation approach to entirely solve the environmental pollution of wastewater especially from the noodle production in this area. More info link city profile.


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