Residents in Hà Nội take free water from a tank of the Hạ Đình Water Plant after a breakdown on the Đà River water system in October last year. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Sơn
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội has sufficient water reservoir to meet residential use during hot summer days this year.
The information was declared on Tuesday afternoon in a press briefing held by the municipal Party Committee’s Education and Publicity Commission.
Deputy director of the Hà Nội Department of Construction Hoàng Cao Thắng said that by October last year, the capital city completed five water supply projects, bringing total supply capacity to 1,520,000cu.m per day.
Local residents’ demand for clean water is about 1,150,000-1,250,000cu.m per day.
It’s forecast that demand for clean water could increase by 10 per cent this summer, so with the capacity of 1,520,000cu.m, the clean water sector will provide enough water to residents.
In the 2020-21 period, the capital city will speed up progress to finish four more water supply projects, thus the total capacity will increase by 370,000cu.m per day.
Thắng said that if any problems occurred, repairs would take no longer than 10 hours.
Lưu Viết Thịnh, deputy director of the Đà River Water Co. Ltd., said the company had operated supervision stations and maintained stable pressure on water pipe systems. All of the systems were installed with assessment equipment for early discovery of breakdowns, so even leaks would be fixed quickly.
Also, at the meeting, deputy chairman of the municipal Party Committee’s Education and Publicity Commission Phạm Thanh Học asked the Hà Nội Department of Construction to develop a detailed plan to use funds of VNĐ114 billion (US$4.9 million) for cleaning roads.
Thắng said that the road cleaning was a proposal from districts during prolonged hot weather and was approved by the municipal People’s Committee.
The Department of Construction was scheduled to clean nearly 470,000km of roads regularly, and nearly 60,000km irregularly. Funds for the work comes from the municipal budget.
A spokesperson from the Hà Nội Urban Environment Co. Ltd., said that the company had already cleaned roads in Ba Đình, Hoàn Kiếm, Đống Đa and Hai Bà Trưng districts. When the schedule was approved with other districts, it would continue to clean the remaining areas. — VNS