Phu Tho officials check a water supply factory in Viet Tri city. (Source: Internet)

A newly upgraded water plant with a capacity of 3,000 cubic metres per day has helped bring clean water to 4,500 households in eight communes and towns in Cam Khe district, the northern province of Phu Tho.

The figure represents 90 percent of the district’s total population, according to Tran Huu Binh, Director of the Cam Khe water supply company.

The company plans to raise its capacity to 6,000 cubic metres per day to supply water to all local households, said Binh.

Ngo Duc Vong, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Phu Khe commune, Cam Khe district, said 735 out of 800 households in the commune are using clean water and the remaining households have requested to be connected to the system.

As a result, the commune achieved its goal of sanitary water access in the national target programme on building new-style rural areas in 2014, he said.

So far, Phu Tho has built 197 water supply facilities to bring hygienic water to 90 percent of the province’s population and 87 percent of health centres.

The province strives to raise the rate of rural residents using hygienic water to 92 percent and that of clean water users to 45 percent by the end of this year.

It will invest some 400 billion VND (18 million USD) from now to 2020 in building and upgrading water supply facilities in order to serve the demand of local households, especially those in the mountainous districts of Yen Lap, Thanh Son and Tan Son.-VNA