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THUA THIEN HUE CONSTRUCTION AND WATER SUPPLY STASE ONE MEMBER CO., LTD

Starting in 2001, Thua Thien Hue Construction and Water Supply State One Member Co., Ltd. (HueWACO) implemented a safe tap water project., the predecessor of the current Water Safety Plan. In 2007, HueWACO adopted and quickly implemented a Water Safety Plan which was suitable for the characteristics of the company. HueWACO declared the water supply throughout the province to be safe in August, 2009. In 2013, a new project was launched with the support of private Japanese companies. As a part of the project, a monitoring and control system was installed at Quang Te 2 Water Treatment Plant in order to automate the chemical dosing process, helping to improve the dosing of exact amounts of chemicals and the control of water quality.

Introduction to HueWACO

Thua Thien-Hue Province (hereafter “Hue Province”) is located in central Vietnam. Its capital, Hue City, is famous as the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, the country’s last royal dynasty. The Complex of Hue Monuments, which is evocative of the Nguyen Dynasty era, is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (cultural heritage site), and the number of tourists from overseas is increasing year after year.

In 2007, HueWACO implemented its Water Safety Plan with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and now provides safe water across Hue Province. HueWACO was highly evaluated and selected by WHO as a model company for presenting and sharing its experiences in the country and the region. Since then HueWACO has constantly upgraded and improved the water supply system in order to maintain a sustainable, safe water supply.

“HueWACO declared Hue City’s tap water to be safe in June 2008, and did so for all of Hue Province in August 2009. During the period of 2009 till now, even though we have encountered some issues affecting safe water supply, we have come up with timely solutions to ensure its sustainability,” says HueWACO President and Director Truong Cong Nam.

In 2013, the Vietnam-Yokohama Safety Water Supply Management Project was initiated under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Partnership Program with the aim of sharing new technologies of private companies located in Yokohama, Japan, with HueWACO and other water supply companies in Vietnam.

These case studies were published in the 2016 Vol.4 issue of the azbil Group's corporate magazine, azbil.