Hanoi ensures adequate water supply during summer
6/28/19 1:00 PM
A worker at the Yen Phu Water Plant (Photo: Kinh te do thi)
Hanoi’s total water supply capacity is sufficient to meet the demand of the capital city’s residents during summer, said Secretary Hoang Trung Hai at a meeting on June 27.
He elaborated that during the summer of 2019, the city’s water demand is 1.1 million cubic metres per day while the supply capacity is 1.2 million cubic metres per day.
Hai added that a clean water supply for Hanoians has increased significantly in recent years with the water supply rate in the urban area maintained at approximately 100% while that rate in rural areas has climbed from 50% to 57%.
Recently four water supply projects have been put into operation, raising the city’s supply capacity to 1.37 million cubic metres a day while the water loss rate has dropped by 9 percentage points to 12%.
To date the city authorities have approved 34 clean water supply projects, which are expected to increase the access to clean water in rural communes to 94% once they are fully operational.
By the end of this year, five water plants are expected to be completed, raising the total capacity by 525,000 cubic metres a day and the rate of rural residents with access to clean water to 73-75%.