plants in HCM City to be expanded
City People�s Committee has agreed in principle to the expansion plans of the Thu
Duc and Saigon water plants.
work on the third-phase Saigon Water Plant with a daily capacity of 300,000 cubic
meters will begin this year and be completed by 2011 to supply water to the
city�s eastern region.
water of the Saigon River is salty during the dry season, construction of the
plant�s second phase will start in 2011 when work on the Phuoc Hoa reservoir is
nearly completed. After completion in 2014, the plant will provide clean water
for the western region and ensure the balance and stability of the city�s water
Construction of the fourth-phase
Thu Duc Water Plant will also start in 2014 and complete in 2017 to meet the
city�s increasing demand for clean water.
The city authorities also asked
the Saigon Water Corporation to improve the current pipeline system and build
new ones to receive the additional water from the two plants.
(HCM City, July 11, 2007)