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Hà Nội water pipeline likely ruptured for 20th time

Update: October, 05/2016 - 14:00
Đà River water pipeline ruptured on September 15. — Photo vtc.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The water pipeline carrying fresh water from Đà River to Hà Nội is facing issues again this week, forcing thousands of households to survive without fresh water for several days.

According to the Hà Nội Clean Water Company notice posted on its website, the pipeline developed a problem at 9pm on Sunday. The company said it would reduce water supply to households in the Bắc Thăng Long Industrial Zone and in Kim Chung, Võng La, Đại Mạch and Hải Bối in Đông Anh District between Monday and Thursday (October 3 and October 6).

Nguyễn Anh Việt, general manager of Viwaco JSC, said water supply would resume today once the repair work was completed.

The issue reportedly occurred in the section running through Thạch Thất District, but leaders of authorised agencies have not yet confirmed this. 

Meanwhile, Trương Quốc Dương, deputy director of Vinaconex Clean Water JSC, the project’s investor, denied the rupture of the pipeline, telling vov.vn water supply to residents was normal.

This is the 20th time the Đà River pipeline, which cost US$70 million and is the sole line carrying fresh water from the river to the city, has faced an issue since being put into operation in 2009, resulting in an estimated loss of 1.5 million cu.m. of water.

The latest rupture was on September 15, cutting water supply to 70,000 households in the city.

The reason for the massive rupture is the substandard pipes that Vinaconex, the project’s investor, purchased from a Chinese contractor. — VNS

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