|Officials of the Ha Noi People's Committee and Clean Water Supply Company at the groundbreaking ceremony. — Photo kinhtedothi.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi People's Committee and Ha Noi Clean Water Supply Company began upgrading the Bac Thang Long-Van Tri water plant in Dong Anh District yesterday.
The upgrade work aims to supply about 30,000cu.m of water per day to the plant, helping it to operate at its planned capacity of 50,000cu.m per day, Nguyen Bao Vinh, director of the company, said.
The work, expected to be completed in six months with a total investment of more than VND152 billion (US$6.9 million), will exploit the waters of the Hong (Red) River.
The project is part of the road map for reducing the use of groundwater.
Ever since the plant, built with a Japanese government loan, became operational in 2007, its water level has fallen sharply due to falling groundwater levels.
Along with this project, the company is preparing to build another water plant that will use the waters of the Hong River in Dan Phuong District, at 300,000cu.m a day.
The total capacity of the water supply plants in Ha Noi is 900,000cu.m per day, but they still fail to meet the demand, especially in summer. — VNS