The participants of the study tour consisted of the leaders and specialized officers from the Department of Planning and Investment, Dept. of Finance; Dept. of Construction; Dept. of Home Affairs; Dept. of Natural Resources and Environment, Director of Centre for Development of Land Fund; the leaders and project officers of CCSEP from Implementation for Capacity Development and ODA Water Resources Projects in Ninh Thuan Province (MCDU).
Khanh Hoa PMU, strongly supported by the WB, has successfully implemented the Coastal Cities Environmental Sanitation Project – Nha Trang City Sub-project in the period of 2007 – 2014. The project objective was to improve the environmental sanitation conditions for the city. Accordingly, thanks to the project, a waste water collection and treatment system including a 30-km-long primary sewer, a 3-km-long secondary sewer, a 35-km-long tertiary sewer, 2400 odor prevent manholes, 6 pumping stations and a waste water treatment plant with its capacity of 40,000 m3/ day and its disposal waste water from column B, was built in the city. Besides, a revolving credit fund has been successfully established by the project for constructing 2,144 house toilets and 17 school latrines.
Mr. Ngo Chau Anh Nhan, the Director of Khanh Hoa PMU, shared for the project to be implemented in a timely manner with good results in accordance with the donor’s requirements, the PMU had encountered many difficulties initially. However, under enthusiastic supports of the WB’s experts, interest and close directions of the PPC, those difficulties, mainly in cooperation mechanism among the relevant departments/agencies, were effectively solved. The PMU has finally achieved a suitable selection of monitoring consultant, a strict compliance with the provisions on procurement process and procedures, a proper contract management, a prompt implementation of operation unit selection and technology handover, an establishment of waste water cost recovery roadmap, and especially a mobilization for waste water connection.
As a result from the study tour, the participants have been equipped more practical experiences in WB-funded projects organization, operation and management, which shall be applied to the current project implementation in Ninh Thuan. Ninh Thuan PPC Chairman, representing the delegate team, expressed the expectation to continuously receive the support and experience sharing from Khanh Hoa province as well as the belief that the 4 participating provinces, including Quang Binh, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan, will work side by side towards signing the Agreements and successful projects implementation in the period of 2017 – 2022.