The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has reached a deal with the Environmental Industry and Technology Institute of the Republic of Korea (KEITI) on a 1.5 million USD project to build a clean water supply system for three communes in Vinh Thanh district.

Of the total project investment, 1 million USD has come from the locality, while the rest is sourced from the RoK assistance, said Pham Van Quynh, director of the provincial Agriculture and Rural Development Department.

Can Tho will finish the planning and initial building work, as well as opening bids for the project, before July this year. Work will then be handed over to the RoK side, so that they can install machines and equipment for the system, he said.

Covering an area of 10,000 square meters, the project has a capacity of supplying 2,600 cubic meters of water to locals in Thanh An, Thanh Thang and Thanh Loi communes, said Quynh.

The project is scheduled to become operational in March 2015, he added.

During a working session with KEITI representatives on June 17, the official pledged to provide support in legal and administrative procedures for the RoK side during the implementation of the project.-VNA