Hanoi will give daily reports on tap water quality following the oil contamination at the Da River Water Plant. Hanoi citizens wait for clean water on October 17 According to Hanoi People's Committee, Hanoi Water Limited Company has used water from Duong River and other water plants to provide water to western districts like Dinh Cong, Thanh Xuan and Hoang Liet. 35,000 cubic metres of water was provided on October 15 and 60,000 cubic metres of water was provided on October 16 and 17 each. Da River Water Plant has worked with SOS Environment JSC to deal with oil-contaminated land along Bang Stream to Dam Bai Lake. The oil has been blocked and will not run into the plant's reservoir. The company had stopped providing water to clean the tanks and pipes on October 15 and 16 and started providing water again. However, it is advised that residents should only use tap water for washing and bathing only. Hanoi Water Limited Company will send water trucks to residential areas and bottled … [Read more...] about Hanoi to publicise water quality daily after oil contamination
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Lawyers said that both the truck driver who discharged used oil near a spring that feeds the water purifying plant of Vinaconex Water Supply Joint Stock Company (Viwasupco) and this business should be held accountable for Hanoi's contaminated tap water, Zing News reported. Since last Thursday, residents in some district of Hanoi detected foul smell similar to burning plastic from their tap water, and have thus turned to bottled water in frustration. A 2.5-ton truck pouring used oil into Tram spring, which is a water intake for the water plant operated by Viwasupco, is said to be the culprit for the situation. The tests on the tap water supplied by Viwasupco showed the styrene level in the water is nearly four times higher than normal, Lawyer Dang Van Cuong, head of the Chinh Phap Law Office, said the firm or individuals involved in polluting the spring had committed a serious and irresponsible act of vandalism, as Viwasupco supplies tap water to thousands of households in Hanoi with … [Read more...] about Who is to blame for Hanoi’s contaminated tap water?
Friday's Tale Water crisis from the source By Son Nguyen Thursday, Oct 17, 2019,20:59 (GMT+7) Water crisis from the sourceBy Son Nguyen Hundreds of thousands of people in Hanoi City have over the past week seen themselves in the midst of a water crisis, and a scary one at that when it was uncovered early this week that their tap water is by no means safe. Such a fact has sent ripple waves of panic across the capital city, as residents’ health may have been exposed to the hazardous contamination for long days due to the slow response from the water supplier, and local authorities to some extent. It is the water supplier’s crisis, but it is the society that bears the brunt of damage. Many residents have voiced worries since last Wednesday that the tap water smelt of burned oil, a doubt that has finally been vouched to be accurate when the water supplier admitted this Tuesday that the water is contaminated with waste … [Read more...] about Water crisis from the source
Vietnam’s high-ranking military delegation visits EU Vietnamese Minister of National Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich Vietnamese Minister of National Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich is leading a high-ranking military delegation to visit the European Union (EU) from October 14-19. The visit is made at the invitation of Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. The two sides will ink a Framework Participation Agreement (FPA) to establish Vietnam’s engagement in the EU’s crisis management activities. The Vietnamese delegation’s visit and the signing of the FPA aim to boost defence relations with the EU, which is in line with the spirit of the EU-Vietnam Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. The move also shows Vietnam’s responsibility in promoting joint efforts to bring peace to the region and the world./. Vietnam attends int’l law development … [Read more...] about VIETNAM POLITICAL NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 16
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister’s activities in Vietnam Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection Men Sam An (L) and Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection Men Sam An has visited the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) in Hanoi as part of her going visit to Vietnam from October 14 to 19. Chairman of BIDV's Board of Directors Phan Duc Tu said implementing the policy of the two countries’ governments on promoting investment, trade and tourism activities, the bank has set up commercial representative offices in the fields of finance, banking and insurance in Cambodia since 2009. BIDV is now the leading Vietnamese financial institution in direct investment activities and financial and credit cooperation in Cambodia, he added. After 10 years … [Read more...] about VIETNAM POLITICAL NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 18