Dredging commences at Hoan Kiem Lake

The project to experimentally dredge Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake, using German technology, started on November 18.

 

The project will run from November 18-27, with the assistance of German and Thai experts, using Germany’s Sediturtie technology.

The dredging will work using air and mud pipes with four basic steps: pumping water, sucking out mud, putting mud into a tank to filter before pouring mud into a mud pressing machine.

The site for trial dredging has been bordered by iron nets to protect the lakes legendary turtle. The dredging process will be supervised by experts of the Hoan Kiem Lake improving project, the local Departments of Science-Technology, Construction, Natural Resources-Environment and the Hanoi Water Supple-Drainage Company.

The Sediturtie machine that can absorb 30 cu.m of mud per hour and split water from mud. Water will be discharged to the city’s drainage system while mud will be transported to another site.

Vu Nhu Hanh, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Science and Technology told Dan Tri online newspaper on November 18 that the project was running very smoothly.

Once this trial programme is successful, this technology will be applied to the entire lake

source VNA

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