Hanoi ensures clean water provision in summer for citizens (19:28 29/06/2020)

HNP - At a meeting on June 29, Director of Hanoi’s Department of Construction Vo Nguyen Phong said Hanoi is capable of providing sufficient safe water for its citizens. 

Director of Hanoi’s Department of Construction Vo Nguyen Phong gives a report at the meeting.

A report from the Department revealed total water provision capacity from water purifiers in Hanoi reaches over 1.52 million cubic meters, meeting the actual demand from 1.15 - 1.25 million cubic meters. Recently, following the end of social distancing orders and high temperature, the demand for water increased by 10%, taking the total demand for water to 1.3 million cubic meters. 
In the first six months of 2020, Hanoi has planted 67,700 trees, raising the total number of trees planted in Hanoi from 2016 to date to over 1.53 million trees, reaching 95.6% of the target. 
Supporting people affected by Covid-19 pandemic
Vice Director of Hanoi’s Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Hong Dan said as of May 20, Hanoi has completed payment of financial support for the people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. So far 385,516 out of 385,683 people have received financial payment worth VND474.2 billion (US$20.51 million), or 99.97% of the total. 
In efforts of supporting workers, business households and companies affected by the pandemic, Hanoi’s authorities have approved financial support for 11,575 people with VND11.76 billion (US$508,945), 461 business households with VND461 million (US$19,951) and 8 enterprises with VND392.4 million (US$16,982). 
Measures in place to prevent risks of fire
In the first six months of this year,  204 fire accidents occurred in Hanoi, leaving 6 deaths and 12 injuries. This resulted in losses in assets of VND2.5 billion (US$108,196). 
Comparing to the same period of last year, the number of fire accidents have been reduced by 74 cases, and VND38 billion (US$1.64 million) less in losses in assets.

By Ngoc Lam

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