All rural residents to get clean water by 2020 hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – All rural residents across the nation will get at least 60 litres of clean water each per day by 2020 under the National Target Programme for Rural Water and Sanitation, Director of the National Centre for Clean Water and Rural Environment Sanitation Le Thieu Son said.

Towards the target, the Centre will take a number of measures to align the rural water supply and sanitation development plan with the national target programme on developing new-style rural area, Son said at a workshop in Hanoi on June 21.

The Centre will focus on transferring suitable technologies in the field to disadvantaged localities and areas vulnerable to climate change and natural calamities, according to Son.

Additionally, it will offer technical support for investors in the field and assistance to households in installing water treatment devices to improve water quality.

According to the Centre, there are 16,220 rural collective clean water supply projects across the nation, of which 1,804 systems are under the management of the Centre.

As of 2015, some 86 percent of rural people had access to sanitary water. The proportion of rural people using water that meets national safety standards was 45 percent while 65 percent of rural households had hygienic toilet facilities.

Most local health care centres and schools in rural areas were equipped with hygienic water and toilet facilities.-VNA