Measures reducing water loss in Ho Chi Minh City have proved effective, as the volume of consumed water last year equalled 105.25 percent of the 2012 figure.

The southern hub cut the water loss in 2013 to 34.03 percent, down 2.51 percent from the preceding year.
This was the result of a water loss reduction project of the World Bank and the implementation of 13 major solutions of the city.

Last year, the project reduced 104,943 cubic metres of water loss per day in Districts No.3, 5 and 10 and another 15,804 cubic metres per day in District No.1, and Tan Binh and Tan Phu districts.

In 2014, the Saigon Water Corporation is targeting at a water loss of below 33 percent.

To this end, the company will execute similar projects in other districts and borrow more capital from the Asian Development Bank.-VNA