All Hanoians are expected to get clean water under the city’s Water Supply Plan for 2030 with a vision toward 2050 recently signed by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.

By 2020, the city’s population will require an estimated 1.28 million cubic metres of clean water each day. This number will increase to 1.39 million by 2030.

The 72 trillion VND (3.4 billion USD) project will build 24 water supply plants on the Hong (Red) River, Duong River and Da River to meet the growing demand.

Funding will be mobilised from various sources including the State Budget, official development assistance and international and domestic capital, Hai said.

The Deputy PM has assigned the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to cooperate with the city People’s Committee to implement the plan.

He also ordered the ministry to identify the underground water reserves in the city and assess how exploiting the underground water would impact land and water resources.

Hanoi has about 6.4 million people living on an area of 3,300 square kilometres.

According to local authorities, 100 percent of the population in urban districts has access to clean water, while only 33 percent of those living in outlying areas enjoy these conditions.-VNA