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Dec 28, 2020 / 21:35

About 120,000 suburban households to get safe water in Hanoi

By 2021, more 50 communes in suburban districts of the capital will have access to the clean water system.

The Hanoi Department of Construction strives to supply tap water for 50 communes with 120,000 households in suburban districts, increasing the proportion of the households having access to safe water to 85%.

 A facility to supply clean water in Me Linh district. Photo: Tung Nguyen

To realize this target, the department will keep urging local investors to accelerate progress of water supply projects, especially in districts such as Thanh Tri, Thuong Tin, Phu Xuyen, Thanh Oai, Ung Hoa, My Duc, Chuong My, Thach That, Dan Phuong, Ba Vi, Me Linh and Soc Son.

At the same time, the department will assess and submit more water projects to the municipal People's Committee for approval. For areas unreachable by the city’s water grid, the department will build water supply works according to the cluster model.

The departmen reported that as many as 250,000 households with one million people in the southern Hanoi's suburban districts, including Chuong My, Ung Hoa, Thanh Oai and My Duc, are in the shortage of safe water.

The city strives to reach 100% of the people in suburban areas to have access to clean water by 2025.