Hanoi plans $255 million water plant to reduce water shortage
This plant is developed by Duong River Surface Water Treatment Plant JSC, a joint stock company of Hanoi Fresh Water One Member Company (10 per cent), VietinBank (58 per cent), Vietnam-Oman Investment JSC (27 per cent), and Newtatco (5 per cent).
With the capacity of 300,000 cubic metres of water, Duong River Surface Water Treatment Plant will cut down water shortage in Hanoi, which is estimated to reach around 600,000 cubic metres by 2020, by a remarkable margin.
The project is a regional water plant approved by Hanoi’s 2030 Water Plan and Vision to 2050 pursuant to Decision No. 499/QD-TTg by the prime minister, and Decision of Investment Approval No.2869/QD-UBND issued by the Hanoi City People’s Committee in June 2016.
Upon completion, the project shall supply clean water for three million people in 168 wards and communes in 8 districts, residential areas, and industrial zones along Road 179 and the vicinity, such as Bac Ninh and Hung Yen provinces.
The project will fulfil clean water demand in the long run, contributing to speed up urbanisation in Hanoi and neighbouring provinces. Simultaneously, it will also improve the living quality of locals, especially children, the elderly and women by using clean water, reducing diseases caused by the polluted water, and protecting the environment.
Duong River Surface Water Treatment Plant is situated on a nearly 62-hectare area of Gia Lam district and will be developed in three phases. Phase I, with the capacity of 300,000 cubic metres per day, is scheduled to be completed by 2020 with a total investment sum of about VND5 trillion ($225 million).
Its clean water piping system will be the longest and the most intricate in Vietnam, with a total length of 76 kilometres consisting of two river-crossing sections through the Red River and the Duong River, and various sections running through railways, national roads, and provincial roads.