|Chairman of Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung (second from right) inspects the progress of Đuống River Surface Water Treatment Plant on Thursday morning. – Photo aninhthudo.vn|
HÀ NỘI — The People’s Committee here has asked the management board, investors and contractors of Đuống River Surface Water Treatment Plant project to focus on the construction quality.
The plant will supply clean water to three million residents in eight districts in the city, including Long Biên, Gia Lâm, Đông Anh, Sóc Sơn, Hoàng Mai, Thanh Trì, Thường Tín and Phú Xuyên.
On a working visit to the plant on Thursday morning, chairman of the committee, Nguyễn Đức Chung, said the plant was among key civil infrastructure projects in Gia Lâm District as the current water supply had failed to meet the demand of the local residents.
The committee aims to create the most favourable conditions for the management board to ensure the project’s progress and supply clean water to residents by 2020.
Chung stressed that the installation of water pipelines was an important task, so the investor needed to have design and construction plans for the project’s second phase soon.
The committee asked Gia Lâm District’s authority to persuade residents to shift for site clearance.
Đỗ Thị Kim Liên, Chairman of Đuống River Surface Water JSC, expressed hope that the company would receive the support of the city’s committee and local authorities to complete the project.
The project is nearing completion of its first phase, which was scheduled this October.
The water treatment plant is located on nearly 62ha in Gia Lâm District’s Phù Đổng Commune. The plant will be developed in two phases, with a total investment capital of some VNĐ5 trillion (US$225 million). In the first phase, the plant will have the capacity to generate 150,000 cu.m of water per day by this October.
In the second phase, to be complete by 2020, the plant will increase to 300,000cu.m of water per day.
The plant’s capacity will increase to 600,000cu.m of water per day by 2030 and to 900,000cu.m of water per day by 2050.
The plant’s piping system, which is the longest and most intricate in the country, runs for 76km, with two river-crossing sections over Hồng and Đuống rivers as well as various sections running through railways and national and provincial roads. — VNS