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“If we don't act soon, we will be very sorry for our offspring tomorrow”

Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019

This is the viewpoint shared by Mr. Huynh Uy Dung when asked about the plan to build 100 wastewater treatment plants costing VND10,000 billion (US$432 million) across the country.

Nearly 30 years ago, Mr. Huynh Uy Dung pioneered to build Binh Duong, Song Than 1 and Song Than 2 industrial parks in former Song Be province (present-day Binh Duong province). At that time, according to regulations, wastewater discharged into the environment by industrial facilities had to meet Standard B only. After that, the wastewater standard required Standard A. Although the wastewater standard was raised and controlled closely, the massive development of industrial parks made untreated wastewater a hot topic of discussion across the country.

Facing that reality, Mr. Dung realized that if he did not act soon enough, he would feel very sorry for the offspring in the future. Therefore, despite not being a scientist or a chemical engineer, as a pioneer of industrial park development, he was the first to address these consequences of industrial parks.

He spent a lot time conducting successful research on wastewater treatment in domestic water, using microbiological organs, not chemicals.

Accordingly, his researched wastewater treatment process has five advantages: No wastewater discharged into the environment, treated water reused for production in industrial parks, minimized pollution discharged from factories for stronger business development; and no local wastewater treatment plants built by factories in industrial parks. His Hang Huu Huynh Company is responsible to the law for wastewater.

Mr. Dung established Hang Huu Huynh Wastewater Treatment Joint Stock Company and decided to invest VND10,000 billion to construct 100 wastewater facilities nationwide. On average, each facility costs VND100 billion and has a processing capacity of 10,000 cubic meters a day.

Under the plan, the first wastewater treatment plant will be inaugurated at Song Than 2 Industrial Park, Di An district, Binh Duong province, on January 26, 2019. This is the first centralized facility to treat industrial park wastewater for release into domestic water in Vietnam.

January 26, 2019 is also his 60th birthday. In his open letter on the inauguration of this plant, he composed an inspirational poem on his 60 years of life which he compares as a “game”, the game played for the prosperous country and well-off people.

[I] have lived for sixty years
Proudly played glorious “games”
“Played” for a prosperous country
For well-off people that [I accept] not to have any rest...

Suddenly [I]... worried ... puzzled ...
Is this prosperity for all?
Water is not glut
[We] should use just enough for ourselves and for humankind

A handshake may help quell anxiety
And, this is the answer! Hardship will pass:
Waste-filtering microorganisms are solution
Dirt, toxics are nowhere in nature

Oh yes! A loving heart ...
Devoted for the eternity of the nation ...

Quoc Hung

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