The Mekong Delta City of Can Tho has set a target that 93 percent of the local rural population will have access to hygienic water by the end of this year.

To achieve the goal, the city has invested over 30 billion VND (1.42 million USD) in building a clean water supply system, with a daily capacity of 2,600 cu.m per day, in Vinh Thanh district.

The project will enable 5,500 households in the two communes of Thanh Thang and Thanh Loi as well as Thanh An town to access water meeting the standard of the Ministry of Health.

Eight other water supply stations have also been constructed, serving 5,739 households in seven communes of six districts namely Phong Dien, Vinh Thanh, Thoi Lai, Co Do, Cai Rang and Thot Not.

This forms part of Component 3 in a World Bank-funded project on water supply and rural environmental sanitation in the Mekong Delta region, to be implemented from 2011 to 2016.-VNA