The southern province of Binh Duong put a clean water supply plant into operation on December 20, in a bid to ensure all of its residents and industrial areas access hygiene water by 2020.

The plant, which has a daily capacity of 30,000 cu.m, was built at a total cost of 519 billion VND ( 24.7 million USD), of which 464 billion VND (21.8 million USD) came from the World Bank.

General Director of the Binh Duong Water Supply and Environment Co. Ltd Nguyen Van Thien said, the station supplies clean water for residential areas outside and businesses inside the My Phuoc Industrial Zone, the Viet Huong Industrial Zone No. 2, and the Ascendas – Protrade Singapore High-tech Zone.

Water taken from the Dong Nai river is treated with advanced technologies at the facility before sending to pipelines, the company said.

Up to 97.5 percent of the province’s population in rural areas had access to water supply meeting clean water standards.

The province, located in Vietnam’s southern key economic region, which also encompasses Ho Chi Minh City and six other provinces, is increasingly known as a processing hub.-VNA