Tri Nguyen island in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa (Photo: Nha Trang Today)

Khanh Hoa (VNA) – The south central coastal province of Khanh Hoa plans to invest 477 billion VND (nearly 21 million USD) in building water supply systems, with priority given to islands, coastal and mountainous areas.

As part of the investment, a water supply system for Tri Nguyen Island in Nha Trang City is under construction at a cost of 40 billion VND. Residents on the island suffer from water shortage in the dry season from March to August every year, when local wells are contaminated by salt water intrusion.

The Khanh Hoa Water Supply Company has laid a 800m-long water pipe from the mainland to the island and is building other supporting works. About 3,500 residents on the island will benefit from the project.  
Water plants to be built from now to 2020 include a 50 billion VND facility in Van Ninh district and a 40 billion VND plant in Ninh Hoa town.  

As of early July, 94 percent of the rural population in Khanh Hoa have access to hygienic water. The province aims to raise the rate to 100 percent by 2025.-VNA