The central city of Da Nang will speed up the construction of key water plants in order to supply 250,000 cubic metres of clean water each day by 2019-2020.

 

Residents in seven districts of Da Nang have lacked clean water due to climate change, forest destruction, low rainfall and the operation of hydropower plants in the Vu Gia–Thu Bon river system covering Quang Nam and Da Nang.

Meanwhile, reservoirs of hydropower plants collect water from the rivers to generate power, thus restricting the water flow into the basin of the Cau Do River.

 The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has asked the upstream hydropower plants to adjust waster released from reservoirs to ease the water shortage in Da Nang.-VNA