Vietnam City Protecting Groundwater Supplies

2 Jul 2013 by Local Press Report
HO CHI MINH CITY
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The municipal administration plans to reduce and ban exploitation of underground water in phases beginning in 2015, in order to protect its natural water sources and minimise environmental pollution. A source from the city's Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) said the city's decision had been made in line with a water supply development plan from now to 2025 approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. The city would mainly use water from available river systems including Dong Nai and Sai Gon, and limit the exploitation of underground water, the source said. The city would be allowed to tap about 100,000 cubic metres per day from the river systems...

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