Clean water has come to rural areas in Dong Nai (Source: sonongnghiepdongnai)

The southern province of Dong Nai targets to ensure adequate clean water supply for 80 percent of its rural residents, or 1.5 million people, by 2020, announced local authorities on September 23.

To realise the target, the locality aims to mobilise more than 3 trillion VND (133.9 million USD) from different resources to construct and improve clean water supply facilities.

Between 2016 and 2020, as many as 21 facilities will be built and another 17 be upgraded in rural areas across the province.

The funds will also cover the installation of household water filter systems in remote and far-flung areas with contaminated water sources to ensure hygienic water access for the remaining 20 percent of its rural population.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vo Van Chanh urged localities to make specific plans for implementing the project.-VNA