The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has approved a project to develop and manage a clean water supply system in suburban Cu Chi district worth 4.37 trillion VND (200 million USD).

It will be carried out by the Saigon Water Infrastructure Corporation (Saigon Water) between July 2015 and December 2019.

The first phase of the project, running from now through the end of this year, involves the construction of water supply networks linking the Kenh Dong water plant with Cu Chi town and ten other communes nearby as well as the instalment of home water filtration systems and water metres for each household alongside water tanks for areas not currently connected to water networks.

Six existing groundwater treatment stations in An Nhon Tay, Pham Van Coi, Phuoc Thanh, Thai My, Trung An and Trung Lap Ha communes are scheduled to be renovated and the Binh My 2 groundwater treatment station will be newly built.

This first phase aims to benefit more than 98,400 local families in the district.

Completed networks during the second phase from 2016 to 2019 are expected to ensure water supply for all local households and install water metres for over 53,100 of them.-VNA