A factory treating surface water of the Duong River to supply for about one-third of Hanoi’s population was officially put into operation on October 13.
According to the company’s director Do Van Dinh, the plant, located in Trung Mau and Phu Dong communes of the suburban district of Gia Lam, costs almost VND 5 trillion (USD 214.1 million) in the first phase.
In this phase, it can treat 150,000 cubic meters of water per day and provide clean water for about 3 million people in northeastern and southern areas of Hanoi, industrial parks along Road 179, and some adjacent areas in Bac Ninh and Hung Yen provinces.
In the second phase, its production capacity will be doubled to 300,000 cubic meters of water per day while its production capacity is expected to increase 600,000 cubic meters of clean water per day by 2023 and 900,000 cubic meters of water in following years.
The plant is hoped to help the capital city gradually replace polluted underground water with surface water to serve local demand.
In his speech at the ceremony, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung applauded the investor’s efforts to put the plant into use ahead of schedule, adding that it will help improve the living standards and health of local residents.
At the ceremony, work on the second phase of the plant started.