Duong River Water Plant to help prevent Hanoi water shortage
  • | nguoilaodong, | September 06, 2019 06:18 AM
The first phase of Duong River Water Plant has been completed and is expected to supply fresh water for over 3 million people in Hanoi.


The first phase of Duong River Water Plant  has been completed

In the first phase, Duong River Surface Water Plant has been completed with a capacity of 300,000 cubic metres per day. The plant covers 65 hectares with the investment for the first phase reached VND5trn (USD217m) which is enough for three million people in Hanoi and some people in nearby provinces like Bac Ninh and Hung Yen.

The goal is to cease using underground water source which is becoming depleted and contaminated.

Nguyen Duc Chung, chairman of Hanoi People's Committee, said it would help build a sustainable water supply system for the capital and nearby provinces as well. When the plant goes into operation, it will help prevent water shortage problem during summer in Hanoi.

The Department of Construction was asked to work with related agencies to issue guidance on how to switch from using underground water to other water sources. Hanoi authorities will submit a report to the Prime Minister to adjust the water supply planning to 2030 with a view to 2050 to enlarge the water pipes across the city.

"The Department of Finance will work with other agencies to adjust the water prices and ensure stable water supply to the businesses as well as local people," Chung said.

Do Thi Kim Lien, chairwoman of Duong River Water Plant said they used advanced technology from Europe and did not discharge wastewater into the environment.

"This is the newest technology. People can directly drink tap water," she said.

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