Water and sanitation infrastructure and facilities

Urban water and sanitation infrastructure

New solution for urban water drainage

A new technique that helps improve water drainage in urban areas has been proposed by a Japanese company. The technique will help clean underground pipelines without digging them up, saving energy and cost, and can be applied in emergencies. The technique has been tested at ...

Vietnam cancels water pipe deal with China supplier over quality concern

State-owned construction firm Vinaconex has backed out of a deal to use pipes from a Chinese company to fix an unreliable water supply system in Hanoi amid concerns over the quality of the replacement. Viwasupco, the water utility subsidiary of Vinaconex, said in a new statement ...

Drought relief campaign over: PM

The government’s emergency campaign to distribute water to some 2.5 million people affected by drought is over, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen declared on 25 May, though for development partners and humanitarian groups, drought relief efforts continue. Humanitarian and disaster reduction manager for Save the Children ...

Water supply distribution to expand in Vientiane

The Lao government has set a water connection rate goal for Vientiane of 90 percent by 2020, while the current rate remains at around 80 percent and the existing water treatment plants already operate at overload capacity. The water distribution network is also inadequate, resulting ...

Price control for drinking water

The Thai government is putting drinking water on the special price control list to protect consumers in the face of the drought. Wiboonlasana Ruamraksa, director-general of the Internal Trade Department, said authorities were closely monitoring the impact of the drought, which has arrived earlier this year. Keep reading ...

Bangkok faces water test as drought looms

Bangkok’s Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) will test lower-water-volume distribution for 24 consecutive hours in some areas this week as it braces for an imminent drought crisis. The test will run from 9pm 24 February till 9pm 25 February. “We need to make preparations for any emergency and any ...

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