Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Tra Vinh (VNA) – As many as 700 farming households in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh will receive aid to install biogas tanks.

This is part of a project developed by the Centre for Rural Communities Research and Development and the provincial Gardening Association.

Each household participating in the programme will receive 1.5 million VND (70 USD) and be provided with a loan of 6 million VND (280 USD) for each biogas tank.

The construction of a 6-cubic-metre tank costs about 10.5 million VND (490 USD) while those of 8-cubic-metre tank and 10-cubic-metre tank cost 12.5 million VND (580 USD) and 14.5 million VND (670 USD), respectively.

Since 2014, under a biogas development project designed for the Mekong Delta region, Tra Vinh has installed over 1,400 biogas spherical tanks, said Chairman of the provincial Gardening Association Le Van Be.

The tanks are durable, productive, economically efficient and environmentally-friendly, helping to reduce environmental pollution and conserve energy.-VNA