Largest water plant in Northern Vietnam opens to ease locals' thirst

14:00 | 13/10/2018
The first phase of the Duong River Surface Water Treatment Plant (SDWTP), the largest water supply project in Northern Vietnam, was put into operation on October 13, supplying clean water to thousands of locals and residents of surrounding provinces.
largest water plant in northern vietnam opens to ease locals thirst
Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee making a speech at the inauguration ceremony

As a key project of Hanoi, SDWTP promises to supply clean water to one-third of Hanoi’s populace and residents of Bac Ninh and Hung Yen provinces.

Located in Gia Lam District, SDWTP is fully automated, applying the most advanced technology in the world from Europe with the highest efficiency. It also reuses and recycles the produced water and prevents it from being dumped into the environment. The facility uses imported equipment and materials from Europe and G7 countries and was designed for optimal productivity, stable operation, and energy efficiency.

Kicked off in March 2017, the first phase had a total investment of VND5 trillion ($225 million) and a capacity of 150.000 cubic metres per day.“The plant continues brings us closer to our dream of supplying clean water to 100 million Vietnamese people. Today is a special occasion and a milestone for Vietnam’s water supply," said Do Thi Kim Lien, chairman of Duong River Surface Water Plant JSC.

On the same day as the launch, the second phase of the project was kicked off to be completed in 2019 with a capacity reaching 300,000cu.m per day.

largest water plant in northern vietnam opens to ease locals thirst
The ground-breaking ceremony of the second phase

SDWTP is a regional water plant approved by Hanoi’s 2030 Water Plan with Vision to 2050. The project will be developed and expanded by 2023, reaching a capacity of 600,000cu.m per day and 900,000cu.m per day in the future.

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