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Feb 05, 2020 / 05:34

Hanoi mayor urges speedier construction of wastewater treatment plant

Hanoi’s wastewater treatment site is a key and vital project as it would collect and purify sewage discharged by people in seven districts.

Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has asked contractors to speed up the construction of Yen Xa wastewater treatment site in Thanh Tri districtto help clean the once iconic To Lich river and better lives of citizens along the river.

While making an inspection to the site on February 4, Chung stressed this is a key and vital project of Hanoi as it would collect and purify sewage discharged by people in seven districts, especially waste water from the city’s polluted To Lich river. It is expected to also revive the river.

 Hanoi Mayor Nguyen Duc Chung discusses with the Project Management Board and the contractor of Yen Xa wastewater treatment site project. Photo:

In order to accelerate the project, which comprises a centralized sewage treatment facility, as the site stretches different districts, Chung asked the contractors to implement the construction simultaneously.

The municipal mayor also reminded that the project management must coordinate the contractors smoothly to avoid delaying the project’s progress.

"Contractors need to carefully study Vietnam’s climate. At the right time as current, it is necessary to increase manpower and machinery to work three shifts and accelerate the project which must not be delayed,” Chung said.

Reporting to the municipal mayor, the Hanoi Management Board of the project said that Yen Xa wastewater treatment site project includes four bidding packages, covering about 4,874 hectares and will be able to handle of 270,000 cubic meters of waste water per day. The sewage system length totals 52,621 kilometers, with an investment of VND16,000 billion (US$688 million).

Director of the Hanoi Management Board of Investment, Construction Projects on Water supply, Drainage and Environment Nguyen Van Hung said that the contractor's implementation progress is in accordance with the plan and the project is expected to be completed in 2022.