Work starts on Hanoi water plant

Work on the construction of the Duong river surface water treatment plant started on March 9 in Phu Dong commune in Hanoi’s Gia Lam district (Source: VNA)

Work on the construction of the Duong river surface water plant started on March 9 in Phu Dong commune in Hanoi’s Gia Lam district.

Located on nearly 62 hectares, the plant will be developed in three phases. The first phase, which will cost around 5 trillion VND (225 million USD) and have a capacity of 300,000cu.m per day, is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

At the ground-breaking ceremony, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said the project would play an important role in providing a sustainable supply of clean water to the capital city.

“Upon completion, the plant will supply clean water to three million people in 168 wards and communes across eight districts in Hanoi; to residential and industrial zones along Road 179; and the neighbouring provinces of Bac Ninh and Hung Yen,” Chung said.

Chung also asked local authorities, Duong River Surface Water Plant JSC’s project management board, investors and contractors to ensure that the project process, quality, labour and environmental safety are not compromised and that every effort must be made to start the plant’s test runs by the second quarter of 2018.

“This is a key national project. It will meet the city’s demand for clean water and contribute towards speeding up urbanisation in Hanoi and its neighbouring provinces,” said Do Thi Kim Lien, Chairwoman of the Duong River Surface Water Plant JSC. “The project will help improve the local people’s quality of life by reducing diseases caused by polluted water and environment.”

The plant’s capacity will reach 600,000cu.m per day by 2030 and 900,000cu.m per day by 2050.

Its clean-water piping system is the longest and most intricate in the country, running 76km long with two river-crossing sections over Hong and Duong rivers, and various sections running through railways, national and provincial roads.

At the ceremony, the company donated 12 billion VND (526,000 USD) to Gia Lam district’s Social Welfare Fund for charity constructions for needy people in Phu Dong and Trung Mau communes.-VNA