The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is building several water supply works to help 95 percent of poor local households access clean water by 2020.

According to the municipal Centre for Clean Water and Environmental Sanitation for Rural Areas, a project to construct a 2,600 cu.m per day supply system is underway in the city.

The project, scheduled to be completed in 2014, has a total investment of 1.6 million USD, including 0.5 million USD from the Republic of Korea Government .

It is expected to provide clean water to 5,500 households in Vinh Thanh district.

Additionally, the city has been building eight water supply stations, each with capacity ranging between 15 and 40 cu.m per hour.

The stations are expected to benefit more than 5,700 households in the districts of Phong Dien, Vinh Binh, Thoi Lai, Co Do, Cai Rang and Thot Not.

Also, a 5,000 EUR project funded by the France-Vietnam Friendship Association will come into operation early next year.

Under the project, 170 poor households and those of Agent Orange victims will be assisted in accessing clean water.

Can Tho plans to build more than 180 water supply stations with a total capacity of 112,000 cu.m per day and install 2,800 km of pipes between now and 2020.-VNA