|More than 150 households in A5 Building in Hoàng Mai District’s Đại Kim Urban Area have had no water supply for more than 20 days. – Photo laodongthudo.vn |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s Department of Construction has asked for the quick resumption of water supply to thousands of households in the Đại Kim Urban Area.
The Hà Nội Housing and Urban Development JSC has been told to work with the Clean Water Investment and Construction Corporation (Viwaco) to restore supply.
In a message to the two companies, the department has asked them to promptly build a reservoir with a 400cu.m. water capacity and upgrade the water pipelines to supply clean water to households in the Đại Kim Urban Area.
The work must be completed by next month, the department said.
During construction, the department has asked Viwaco to conduct a regular check on the water supply to households in the area to meet their requirement. Water tankers will be mobilised in case there is a shortage of water.
Previously, the local press had reported that thousands of households in the Đại Kim Urban Area in Hà Nội’s Hoàng Mai District faced a serious shortage of water during the hot summer days. Many pumping machines of these households had broken down after Viwaco JSC, the water supplier, suddenly stopped water supply.
Although Viwaco had mobilised 30 water tankers to the area, water supply was far lower than the demand. As a result, many households had to buy water at the price of VNĐ800,000 (US$35.5) for a water tanker with a capacity of 7cu.m., which was sufficient only for a few days.
The Hà Nội Housing and Urban Development JSC is in charge of supplying water to households in the area. The company was purchasing water from the Clean Water Investment and Construction Corporation (Viwaco) instead of producing it on its own. — VNS