Lhasa to Build New Water Works with 40 Million Yuan


A cornerstone-laying ceremony was held for the Donggar Water Works in Doilungdeqen County, Lhasa, on Wednesday.

Upon completion, the works, at a cost of 40 million yuan (5.86 million U.S. dollars), will provide 25,000 tons of water for 40,000 residents per day in the short term and 50,000 tons for 60,000 people in the long term.

With faster urbanization in Lhasa, Lhasa has grown bigger in terms of area and population.

Now the city covers an urban area of 60 sq km and has 380,000 urban residents. Therefore, the city's water supply capacity, pipe network and infrastructure fail to meet the needs of urban social and economic development.

Moreover, with construction of new Donggar District, it is imperative to build a modern water works to ease the tension of water supply in the city.

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