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Da River pipeline's second phase to begin soon

Update: July, 28/2015 - 16:08
Workers fix the broken Da River pipeline. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The construction ministry (MoC) yesterday held a meeting to assess the second-phase technical design of the pipeline transporting the water from the Da River to Ha Noi.

This is an important step in the deployment process of the project to end water shortage in Ha Noi.

During the meeting, technical agencies of the MoC and representatives of the Ha Noi Construction Department listened as the investor, the Viet Nam Construction and Import-Export Co, JSC (Vinaconex), and design consultants spoke about the technical design.

The project was expected to start in the fourth quarter of this year and become operational in the second quarter of 2016 if approved, a representative of the investor said.

Deputy Construction Minister Le Quang Hung said the investor and relevant agencies should pay special attention to the quality of construction, design assessment, and the inspection of the building and acceptance process to avoid the technical shortcomings of the first pipeline.

The total investment for the second phase of BOO (build-own-operate) project is expected to be more than VND4.9 trillion (US$225.6 million).

After the second phase of the project, the entire capacity of the Da River water pipeline system would become 600,000cu.m per day, meeting the demands of Ha Noi residents and supporting the first pipeline in case of any trouble.

The first water pipeline broke several times, leaving more than 70,000 households in Ha Noi without access to clean water. — VNS

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