The non-government organisation World Vision, in coordination with the Procter and Gamble Vietnam Co., Ltd on March 12 launched a clean water programme aimed to benefit local people in central Quang Tri province.

Under the programme, beneficiaries in Hai Duong commune, Hai Lang district were instructed to treat contaminated water by storing and filtering it in a better way.

Participants were also provided with basic knowledge on the harm which the use of unhygienic water has on their health.

The programme presented 50 water-filtering pots to local households in disadvantaged situations.

According to statistics released by World Vision, 20 percent of households in Hai Lang are living with water shortages and more than 50 percent of them are using water pumped from wells and rivers.

As part of the project on “safe water for vulnerable communities in flooding season”, the programme has so far benefited nearly 36,800 people in 22 local communes, including more than 10,300 children. Implemented since 2012, the project is expected to be completed in September.-VNA