Hanoi calls for new water pipeline from Da River as existing pipeline has proven to be unreliable.
In documents sent to the government the Hanoi People’s Committee has proposed building a new pipeline from National Road No. 21 to Ring Road No. 3, with capacity of around 60,000 to 70,000 cu m, to provide an additional source of water from the Da River Water Plant as the existing pipeline has broken many times.
“Investment is estimated at around VND864 billion ($38.44 million), borrowed from the Hanoi Development Fund,” the document stated.
As the nature of the project is important and urgent, the People’s Committee has also proposed it be implemented in a particular form.
In planning for water supply to 2030 and vision to 2050, the Da River Water Plant will have a capacity of 600,000 cu m per day by 2020, 1.2 million cu m per day by 2030, and 1.5 million cu m per day by 2050.
Since 2012, however, the Da River pipeline has broken 15 times. Vinaconex, the water supply unit, has already lowered the water pressure as well as the water volume but the pipeline is still vulnerable.
Pipeline No. 2 has been planned so the water plant can provide 600,000 cu m per day by 2020 and support Pipeline No. 1. The work has yet to commence, however, and completion cannot be estimated. The new pipeline is urgently needed to meet water supply needs in the capital.
- Da River