15:08 | 11/03/2017 Economy
The Hanoi municipal People’s Committee on March 9 kicked off construction of the Duong River Surface Water Treatment Plant in Phu Dong commune, Gia Lam district with a total investment of over VND 5 trillion (US$ 219.3 million).
Covering a total area of nearly 62 hectares, the plant is expected to reach a designed capacity of 300,00 cubic metres per day by 2020, and 600,00 and 900,00 cubic metres per day by 2030 and 2050, respectively.
Once it is put into operation after 20 months of construction, the project will benefit 3 million people in 168 communes in Gia Lam district, Hanoi in addition to the provinces of Hung Yen and Bac Ninh.
The project is a key national project in Hanoi’s 2030 water plan and vision to 2050 and is being developed by VOI, the New Technology Application and Tourism One Member Company Limited (NEWTACO), VietinBank Capital, and the Hanoi Water Limited Company (Hawaco).
Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, Chairman of the Hanoi city People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung stressed that the construction of the plant is among key projects to provide clean water and improve the health condition of residents in the capital.
He requested local authorities create the most favourable conditions for investors and contractors to keep the project’s progress on track and complete the project as scheduled.
Also this morning, Chairman Chung attended a ceremony to open a flyover built across the Co Linh - Vinh Tuy Bridge intersection in Long Bien district.
Construction of the project started in July 2016 with a total investment of VND161 billion (US$7 million). The flyover is 211 metres long, 12 metres wide and has two lanes. It is a combination of steel frame and reinforced concrete box-shaped wall structures.
It is designed to ease traffic jams in the intersection and contribute to improving the traffic infrastructure system in the northern area of Hanoi.