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Vietnam. Ha Tay province. Lai Xa. A local worker of the village's cooperative running the collection and the waste disposal service, walks on the road  with his rubbish cart. The local project committee is in charge at a local level of a flexible decentralized community sanitation project (solid waste and small-scale waste water management in a system based on houselhold participation and community involvement, as a decentralized sanitation implementation). Waste collection is an important requisite to prevent rubbish from clogging the new drainage and sewage system. Vietnamese hat. Lai Xa is a typical hamlet (village) of the Red River delta region and is part of the Kim Chung commune located 15 km west of Hanoi. The peri-urban location is under increasing pressure of urbanization. 07.04.09  © 2009 Didier Ruef