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Businesses on West Lake to be closed

Update: February, 10/2017 - 09:00
All service and entertainment businesses around the West Lake will be closed within the first quarter of this year. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Service and entertainment businesses in the West Lake area will be closed for a cleaning and renovating project, the Hà Nội People’s Committee said in an official document.

The committee assigned the People’s Committee of Tây Hồ District to close all service, tourism, entertainment businesses and farming and fishing activities around the lake within the first quarter of this year.

The city’s Department of Planning and Investment will collaborate with the Department of Construction to prepare a report on an urgent water cleaning project for the lake, which will be presented to the Prime Minister.

The district’s committee is also responsible for gathering and removing boats, ships, bridges, floating platforms and other floating vehicles from the lake.

The West Lake has been polluted by discharge of untreated water and the mass deaths of 200 tonnes of fish in October last year.

The district’s committee will collaborate with the construction department and the Hà Nội Sewerage and Drainage Limited Company to develop a proposal on dredging, improving landscape around the lake, treating water pollution and constructing an environmental monitoring system, which will be submitted to the city’s committee. 

The Hà Nội Sewerage and Drainage Limited Company will be responsible for developing a proposal on cleaning the lake’s water using the RedOxy water treatment product and technique. 

The three departments of planning, environment and construction will cooperate to evaluate the wastewater treatment proposal by Phú Điền Construction, Investment and Trading Joint Stock Company and report their findings to the city’s committee. — VNS


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