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Broken water pipes affect 70,000 households

Update: December, 17/2013 - 14:38
The workers repair the broken water pipe in Thach That District's Tien Xuan Commune.— Photo vnexpress

HA NOI (VNS)— The water pipeline from the Da River to Ha Noi broke again on Monday evening, affecting about 70,000 households in the city.

Nguyen Anh Viet, head of the Clean Water Investment and Construction Corporation, said that workers discovered the broken water pipe in Thach That District's Tien Xuan Commune.

He said the corporation has sent workers to fix the pipe, adding that the job would take some time to complete.

"We think the repair will be completed by tomorrow morning," he said.

About 70,000 households in the districts of Cau Giay, Hoang Mai and Thanh Xuan have been affected by the water outage. The reason for the pipe breaking are unknown.

Last month, the water pipe on the Thang Long Avenue in Quoc Oai District broke, affecting water supplies. The cause at that time was the weak surrounding ground, plus the close proximity of the water pipe to the highway. That repair cost VND2 billion (US$100,000), according to officials. —VNS

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