A photo of the new water supply station in Soc Trang province (Photo: VNA)

Soc Trang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang inaugurated its modern water supply station on June 26.

The station cost to build 5.9 billion VND (about 259,630 USD). Of which, three billion VND (132,000 USD) was sourced from the Central Vietnam Disaster Prevention Support Fund and the rest was from the local budget and social resources.

The station has an operational capacity of 240 cubic metres daily. With a 7,400 metres long pipeline, it will provide clean water to 410 households in Tong Cang hamlet, Tran De district. To date, 173 household have access to clean water from the station.

Tran De district of Soc Trang was among localities hit hardest by drought and saline intrusion in 2016.

The station is the first in Soc Trang province to apply reverse osmosis technology which uses saltwater to produce clean water meeting Health Ministry standards.

Le Van Hieu, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee stressed the water station is expected to meet demand of people living in dry localities, contributing to building new style rural areas.-VNA