Running through the center of Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh, the Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe canal was once an open sewer receiving a constant flow of untreated household wastewater from seven of the city’s most populous districts. With $250 Million in funding from the World Bank, the project transformed the heavily-polluted canal into a clean and green waterway. The project benefits 1.2 million people in the city with improved sanitation and provides 400,000 people with protection from flooding.
The ODTA team is using the Georesults visualization tool to display images, videos and results stories of the project as the activities are taking place. Georesults helps to enhance transparency in project activities as it allows stakeholders and other interested parties to explore a project from a local perspective. This online space features an interactive map and a photo set with the before and after pictures of different project locations.
The Georesults site for the Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Environmental Sanitation Project: http://maps.worldbank.org/content/georesults#project=P052037