Customizing a Decentralized Sanitation Solution for Viet Nam's Peri-urban Areas

Publication | January 2010

Sanitation is a service sorely deficient in Kieu Ky. In 2007, ADB financed a pilot and demonstration activity aimed at designing a sanitation solution for Kieu Ky.


  • Design considerations for sanitation approaches in peri-urban areas cover a wide ground, from topography to climate to behaviors and more.
  • Decentralized sanitation approaches reduce the need for complex design engineering and keep investment costs to a minimum, thus enabling communities to participate in their management and operations.
  • People will invest in sanitation services when they understand the benefits they will gain.