Ho Chi Minh city needs VND3.6 trillion to build water cisterns. (Photo: SGGP)
According to Sawaco, to provide stable water supply to residents, ensure the quality of water and increase the amount of water reserves, the city needs to construct 5 large water cisterns and upgrade a number of existing water towers and small cisterns using a capital of VND3.6 trillion. As planned, the first large safe water cistern will be built in Go Vap district cultural park.

Meanwhile, the water sector will make a general plan on the water cistern system, including the land and capital for the construction of the cisterns, with mobilization of social involvement.

At present, the capacity of water cisterns of the city is some 720,000 cubic metres, or 43% of the consumption capacity of 2016, and capable of providing water to the whole city for 9 hours in case of breakdowns. The capacity is expected to be increased by some 1.2 million cubic metres by 2025, or 48% of the city’s consumption capacity.

Sawaco stressed that the impacts of climate change on the water supply system made the construction of water cisterns more crucial.

Sawaco statistics show that of the some VND3.6 trillion required to build large water cisterns, upgrade the current water towers and construct small water cisterns, VND2.74 trillion is expected to be spent on building large water cisterns and some VND870 billion on upgrading water towers and building small water cisterns./.

Compiled by BTA