Thua Thien-Hue accelerates water environment improvement hinh anh 1A construction site under the water environment project in Hue city (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien-Hue is giving a push to a project to improve the water environment in the former imperial city of Hue, which has struggled to hit targets.

The 4.2 trillion VND (188.3 million USD) project, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, has six construction packages. However, only two have been completed. Four others are underway, however they should have been finished in 2016.

Further, construction work in 11 wards in the south of the Huong River has greatly impacted local livelihoods.

The provincial People’s Committee demanded more effective operation from the project’s management board. Contractors were asked to reset detailed progress for the project and to speed up package deals.

Stiff punishments will be given for any violations of contracts while difficulties must be tackled in a timely manner.

Construction units must pay attention to ensuring works’ quality, construction and traffic safety and environment hygiene. They were requested to work with Hue city People’s Committee, the local Department of Planning and Investment and relevant authorities to supervise the project.

The head of the project’s steering board was directed to work with contractors and banks during contract payments to ensure the capital is used for the right purposes.-VNA