SFD Report - Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam SFD Promotion Initiative
Buon Ma Thuot is the capital city of Dak Lak province. It is located in the southwest of Dak Lak and borders Dak Nong province in the west and four districts of Dak Lak province in the other directions. It has a population of about 457,000 (Statistic Office of Vietnam, 2016) with a general growth rate of 1.12% per year.
In Buon Ma Thuot, 18% of the population uses offsite sanitation systems. A larger percentage, 81% of the residents, use onsite sanitation systems (mainly septic tanks for containment), with only 1% practicing open defecation. Only 25% of the excreta in Buon Ma Thuot is managed safely, meaning that 75% is unsafely managed.