|More than 700 households in Me Tri suffered clean water shortages since they moved to the area in 2006.— Photo nguoiduatin
HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi People's Committee chairman Nguyen Quoc Hung asked the investor of Me Tri residential area to provide clean water to the hundreds of households living in the area by the end of this month.
Inspections will confirm that the request was implemented.
More than 700 households in Me Tri suffered clean water shortages since they moved to the area in 2006.
Few water pipelines connected Me Tri to the city's clean water supply system, so these households were forced to buy water from wells built by the Housing Renovation and Development JSC, the investor of the area.
In 2009, Viet Nam Clean Water Investment and Construction Corporation (Viwaco) built pipelines in the area. The city authority asked the investor to let residents use the water.
However, after five years, the investor has done nothing and residents are still drinking well water.
Pham Xuan Khoa, who lives in the area, said that many meetings between representatives of the residents and the investor had taken place, but that the investor had steadily ignored the wishes of residents, claiming it had not yet been decided who would pay the pipeline costs.
So the residents were still purchasing well water at the cost of VND4,000 ($0.18) per cubic metre, he said.
Nguyen Tien Doan, general director of the Housing Renovation and Development JSC, said the company had only signed a contract with Viwaco to supply clean water to the area's water container; residents had to sign their own contracts with Viwaco to get the pipes connected to their apartments.
The committee asked the Department of Construction to review the situation and propose a solution to the committee before August 20. — VNS