Dak Nong to invest 5.5 million USD in water supply, rural sanitation. Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)

Dak Nong (VNA) – The People’s Committee of Dak Nong province has adopted a plan to expand clean water supply and environmental sanitation services in rural areas in 2018.

Accordingly, the Central Highlands province will spend over 125 billion VND (5.5 million USD) on repairing, renovating and constructing water supply projects in rural villages, schools and medical stations.

Part of the sum will be used to build more than 500 hygienic toilets for local households.

Dak Nong will also focus on training and communications campaigns to raise public awareness of clean water and environmental sanitation in rural areas.

The provincial People’s Committee assigned the provincial Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Health, and Education and Training to implement the project.

Dak Nong is one of the provinces benefiting from the “Result-based Scaling up Rural Sanitation and Water Supply Programme” funded by the World Bank from 2016-2020.

The programme seeks to improve hygiene behavior, increase and sustain access to rural sanitation and water supply in rural areas in the participating provinces.-VNA