The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Mekong Delta of Tra Vinh on April 25 began construction on a clean water factory with capacity of 50 cubic metres per hour in Dinh An town, Tra Cu district.

Covering an area of 1,500 square metres, the project has a total investment of 14 billion VND (650,000 USD), of which, 8.4 billion VND (390,000 USD) came from the National Target Programme for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation.

The factory includes two pump stations, two wells, a water filter, and a 300-cubic metre storage tank.

Once operational in December, the project will bring clean water to more than 2,000 households in the locality.

In 2015, Tra Vinh plans to invest 21 billion VND (1 million USD) to build and upgrade eight clean water facilities.

The province now has 165 clean water supply stations in rural areas, serving about 72,000 households.-VNA