First phase of Duong River surface water treatment plant completed

Saturday, 2018-10-13 18:15:44
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A general view of the Duong River surface water treatment plant.
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NDO – The first phase of the Duong River surface water treatment plant, the largest-scale plant of its kind in the northern region, was put into operation in Hanoi on October 13 after 15 months of construction.

The investment plan for the Duong River water plant was approved with a design capacity of 150,000 cubic metres per day in 2018, 300,00 by 2020, 600,00 by 2023, and 900,00 in the future.

Phase 1 of the project cost VND5 trillion (over US$214 million) in total, consisting of two main components, including a raw water pumping station, a water plant planned on an area of 61.5 hectares in Phu Dong and Trung Mau communes (Gia Lam districts), and a 76km clean water pipeline route stretching through the districts of Gia Lam, Long Bien, Soc Son, Dong Anh, Hoang Mai, and Thanh Tri, and part of Hung Yen province.

Once fully completed, the plant is expected to supply clean water for one third of Hanoi’s residents (around three million people) and gradually replace the underground water source which has been at risk of pollution.

Addressing the event, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung stated that the inauguration of the project’s first phase affirmed the correct policy in mobilising sources of non-State funding to develop the clean water system.

The Duong River surface water plant will contribute to realising the strategic goal of developing a sustainable supply system of clean water, which is capable of meeting the needs for the stable and long-term use of clean water for the capital and the neighbouring localities, he said.

Do Thi Kim Lien, president of the Duong River surface water plant, noted that with the goal of sustainable development, the plant is still researching and will apply measures to reuse sewage sludge and take advantage of the ground to install a system of solar energy batteries in order to reduce costs.