In a plan adopted by the Government, Ho Chi Minh City will spend some VND 68 trillion developing the water supply network with a target to provide safe water to 100% of its residents by 2025.
Workers upgrade equipment in a water plant. Illustrated photo
The city will give priority to building Thu Duc 3 and Tan Hiep water plants, a water supply network worth VND 15 trillion and a pipe network to reduce water lost.
According to VnExpress, the city water providing capacity runs at 2.2 million cubic meters per day. It is estimated that the demand for water will increase to nearly 2.8 cubic meters by 2015 and 3.7 cubic meters by 2025.
The plan mentions the exploitation of water from Tri An, Dau Tieng and Phuoc Hoa Lakes instead of water resources from Dong Nai and Saigon Rivers./.