Saigon River faces death in 10 years

Recent reports on waste discharge into the SaigonRiver warn that the waterway is losing its self-purification and will ‘die’ if no immediate action

is taken. According to a VietnamNetBridge report, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology said that the some 70,000m³ of waste water are discharged from residential quarters and industrial zones and export processing zones into the river daily. It is estimated that by the end of 2020, the volume of untreated wastewater to be dumped into the river will rise four or five times, posing a death threat to the river.

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