Thủ Đức Water Plant in HCM City. — VNS File Photo.Viet Nam News HCM CITY — HCM City has upgraded its water supply network with the adoption of advanced technologies in operation and exploitation and supply of clean water. Reducing water waste is one of the measures to save costs since wastage amounts to 16 per cent in HCM City and 22 per cent in Hà Nội. Bùi Thanh Khuyên, member of the management board of the Thủ Đức Water Supply Joint Stock Company (Wasuco), said daily water consumption in HCM City amounts to over 1.8 million cubic metres. Khuyên said financial problems are causing difficulties in supplying water even as demand for water for household and commercial use is on the rise. Residents in suburban areas bordering Long An Province face shortages, while 5,000 to 7,000 households in the suburban district of Bình Chánh are demanding clean water for daily use, he said. This year Wasuco will … [Read more...] about HCM City upgrades water supply system
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Who should be responsible for the nation’s water supply? (05-11-2005) Water management has been transferred from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Experts discussed the transfer with Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times). Nguyen Dinh Ninh, deputy head of the Water Resources Department: Viet Nam has 2,360 rivers spanning more than 10km, and a total basin area of over 10,000sq.km. The total amount of water flowing in all rivers and streams is approximately 835 billion cubic metres, including 313 billion cubic metres originating here in Viet Nam. The dynamic reserve of underground water is about 1,500 cubic metres per second. Water accumulated during the rainy season (which usually lasts 3 or 4 months) accounts for 70 – 75 per cent of total water reserve, a figure that rests at only 25 – 30 per cent during the dry season. This is due to floods, drought and various other weather phenomenon. … [Read more...] about Who should be responsible for the nation’s water supply?
VietNamNet Bridge – About 40,000 households in the southwestern area of Ha Noi are expected to regain their water supply again today after a water pipe from the Da River in northern Hoa Binh Province broke, according to the Fresh Water Business and Construction Investment Joint-Stock Company (Viwaco). The broken section of the water pipe, with a diameter of 1.5m, was reported last Saturday at An Khanh Commune in Hoai Duc District. It caused a water shortage for over 40,000 households in Hoang Mai, Thanh Xuan, Cau Giay, Tu Liem and Thanh Tri districts over the past days. A local resident in Thanh Xuan District's Nhan Chinh Ward described the situation:"Water supply stopped over the past four days and we had to find ways to save as much water as possible as we did not know when it would be restored. Many of my neighbours who do not have water tanks had to buy or ask for water from other areas for daily use." Viwaco's director Nguyen Anh Viet said this was the worst breakdown so … [Read more...] about Water supply to return to 40,000 homes today
Viwasupco cancels purchase of water pipes from Chinese supplier The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - Vinaconex Water Supply JSC (Viwasupco) has decided to not sign a contract with China’s Xingxing Co Ltd to buy water pipes for phase two of the Song Da Water Project. Viwasupco said in a report that its board of directors has approved the cancellation of of the contract package and that the firm would not sign the contract with the Chinese supplier. Nguyen Van Ton, general director of Viwasupco, was quoted by the local news site Dan Tri as saying that the Ministry of Construction has reported the cancellation of the package to the Prime Minister. Ton said phase two of the Song Da Water Project has been suspended and that work will resume when told by the Prime Minister. Viwasupco said Hebei-headquartered Xingxing in mid-March won a deal to provide ductile iron pipes for a water pipeline running from the Da River to Hanoi City. The Chinese pipe maker placed a bid which was 11.8% … [Read more...] about Viwasupco cancels purchase of water pipes from Chinese supplier
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$119 million in additional financing for an ongoing project to respond to key urban development challenges focusing on assuring water supply and wastewater needs of selected urban areas in Vietnam. The additional financing for the Vietnam Urban Water Supply and Wastewater Project will mostly be used for a wastewater and drainage subproject for the southern province of Binh Duong. It will also cover cost overruns due to the appreciation of the U.S. dollar, and provide technical support to the Ministry of Construction to prepare a new water supply investment in the Mekong Delta. Up to 65,872 households with 450,382 people will be connected to clean water sources as a result of the financing, and up to 312,051 urban dwellers will benefit from improved sanitation. The additional financing includes a credit of US$50 million from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s concessional … [Read more...] about WB approves US$119 million for water supply, environmental sanitation in VN