The event saw the attendance of Nguyen Duc Chung, member of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee; Nguyen Dinh Toan, Deputy Minister of Construction; Phung Thi Hong Ha, Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Council; ambassadors and diplomatic representatives from Austria, Belarus, Oman, Thailand; and leaders of the city’s entities.
Covering more than 65 hectares in Trung Mau and Phu Dong communes, Phase 1 of the project cost nearly VND5 trillion (US$214 million) invested by the Duong River Surface Water JSC.
In this phase, the plant will provide 300,000 cubic meters of clean water per day for approximately 3 million people in Hanoi’s suburban areas.
The first component of Phase 1 of the project was put into operation in October 2018, supplying between 120,000 and 130,000 cubic meters of clean water per day for residents in Gia Lam, Dong Anh, Long Bien, Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung, Hoang Mai, and Thanh Tri districts.
Addressing the event, Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung stressed the project’s importance in supplying clean water to local residents.
Chairman of the Hanoi People Committee Nguyen Duc Chung speaks at the inaugural ceremony.
The project has been carried out since Mach 2016 under the public-private partnership financing mechanism.
On behalf of the city leaders, Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung expressed his sincere thanks to the Government, the Prime Minister, the Central’s ministries and sectors for their support for Hanoi during the construction while praising efforts of relevant units.
He said Hanoi committed to creating the best conditions for the Duong River Surface Water Company - the investor of the project - to increase the capacity of the plant to 600,000 cubic meters per day by October 2023.