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Mo Lao awaits new water pipe system

Update: October, 29/2014 - 10:17
Viwaco planned to rebuild the Construction-College residential building's water pipe system next month in Ha Dong District's Mo Lao Ward in Ha Noi.— Photo vietq

HA NOI (VNS) — The Fresh Water Business and Construction Investment Joint Stock Company (Viwaco) planned to rebuild the Construction-College residential building's water pipe system next month in Ha Dong District's Mo Lao Ward in Ha Noi.

Since early September, thousands of the building's residents have suffered tap water shortages. The water piping system from Da River to Ha Noi has repeatedly ruptured in recent months, causing interruptions in water supplies, said a company representative.

Each household will pay Viwaco VND4 million (US$188) to rebuild the water supply pipe system, but the amount will be refunded through discounts on water bills in the coming months.

Dao Thi Suu, a resident of the building, said her apartment went without tap water about one week per month for the past year.

The shortage disrupted the residents' daily lives, she said. Some went to live with relatives when the water was off, and others bought hundreds of metres of pipe to bring water from other places.

The ward's People's Committee worked with authorities to temporarily provide tap water for the residents until the pipe system was rebuilt, said Nguyen Van Long, the committee's chairman. — VNS

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