|All people in Cu Chi district, on the outskirts of HCM City, will get access to safe water this year. — Illustrative image/ Photo xaluan
HCM CITY (VNS) — All people in Cu Chi district, on the outskirts of HCM City, will get access to safe water this year.
HCM City's transport department recently submitted a plan of the municipal People's Committee to supply clean water to Cu Chi District in the 2015-2019 period.
The VND4,600 billion (about US$210 million) plan proposes to provide water tanks and small-scale filter systems and install water meters in every household.
Under the plan, the Sai Gon Water Supply Corporation (Sawaco), which is responsiblefor supplying water to the city, will upgrade the district's water stations and provide 1,000 water tanks to supply clean water to nearly 41,000 households by the second quarter this year.
Cu Chi District has 20 communes and a town with more than 103,000 households. But only seven communes currently receive clean water through small stations, accounting for 2.9 per cent of the total number of households. Most of the local people use well water.
Sawaco will build and upgrade water pipes and install water meters in every household in the 2016-2019 phase of the plan. — VNS