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STePP Demo Result in Viet Nam

STePP Demo Result in Viet Nam

Preparation of Hypochlorous acid water production equipment before export (AGC Inc.)

Viet Nam

Two projects as below have been implemented in Viet Nam.

Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator (AGC INC.)

The health care system has been rapidly improving in Vietnam, yet many hospitals still face challenges in hygiene management. A number of hospitals do not have the appropriate water-purifying equipment to eliminate various viruses and bacteria, including COVID-19. This has exposed medical workers and patients to the risk of secondary infection. In addition, according to a 2016 report by the World Bank, 10% to 40% of the food in Vietnam was found to be contaminated with microbes or parasites. Improved hygiene practices in food-processing factories and quality control in the value chain are required not only for the nation’s health but also for the economy and its broader industries.

Overview of the Project
UNIDO installed equipment that produces hypochlorous acid water in a medical facility and in a food-processing factory, with the goal of improving hygiene in the Vietnamese health care and food industries. The commissioning and training took place online, while collected data showed the system’s effectiveness. Furthermore, the project established the organizational health management system within the hospital and the factory by training leaders to oversee the team and ensure proper sanitation practices. The training was carried out to ensure proper management, operations, and maintenance, as well as sustainable behavioral practices.

Project Profile

City, Country                      Ho Chi Minh and Danang, VIET NAM

Counterparts                     • DCSElab, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
                                        • University of Danang
                                        • Hoa Vang General Hospital
                                        • Yen Viet Joint Stock Company

Key Outcomes                    • 8 sets of hypochlorous acid water production equipment installed
                                         • 218 health care workers benefitted from the project
                                         • 198 food-processing company workers benefitted from the project
                                         • 69% of the beneficiaries were female
                                         • 224,000 hospital patients and 106,000 consumers benefitted from this project through
                                           enhanced hygiene

Company Profile

Name                                 AGC INC.
Address                              Shin-Marunouchi Bldg., 1-5-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8405, Japan
Capital                                90,873 million JPY
Contact Person.                   Mr. Masaaki Okabe
Telephone:                         +81- 050-9014-4370
The type of business            Manufacturing and sales of Glass, Electronics, Chemicals, Ceramics/Other


We are pleased to receive equipment on hypochlorous acid water from Japan, which helps to eradicate bacteria and virus including COVID-19. The equipment is compact and easy to operate; we were excited to learn how this product can improve hygiene conditions in our hospital.

Dr. Hoan HAI, The University of Danang


Water Purifying System (TROMSO CO., LTD.)

In the Mekong Delta district of Vietnam, supplying safe drinkable water to households has become difficult due to the severe contamination of natural water sources. In Soc Trang Province, domestic water supplies fail to meet national drinking water standards; nearly half the residents lack an adequate drinking water supply, and two-thirds lacked basic sanitation in 2015. According to a national survey, almost all households expressed the need for a water purifier, which could immensely enhance water quality and lessen the risk of water-borne diseases such as the influenza virus and MS2 virus.

Overview of the Project
UNIDO installed built-in water purifiers using activated carbon made from rice husks in about 200 hospitals and schools supplied with water by the Center for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (CRWSS) in Soc Trang Province. The installed rice husk-activated carbon filters removed 99.9% of E.coli and general bacteria at the site. The project not only contributed to reducing the risk of waterborne infectious diseases but also improved sanitation in public spaces. The project also provided a technical seminar to for further dissemination within Vietnam.

Project Profile

City, Country                        • Soc Trang Province, VIET NAM

Counterparts                        • Soc Trang Province Centre for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (CRWSS)
                                          • CONG TY TNHH SAN XUAT THUONG MAI DICH VU HIKARU
                                          • S-TAIL ecp Inc.

Key Outcomes                      • 200 sets of water purification systems installed
                                          • Installed in 150 schools, 13 hospitals, 10 medical centers, and 27 clinics
                                          • 11 engineers and operators trained
                                          • Purified water meets the national standard for drinking water

Company Profile

Name                                  Tromso Co., Ltd.
Address                               5265, Innoshima Shigei-cho, Onomichi-city, Hiroshima, 722-2102, Japan
Capital                                3 million JPY
Contact Person                    Mr. Yuichi YANAKA
Telephone:                          +81-90-2803-5267
The type of business Production and sales of rice husk briquette machine

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