The living conditions of rural people in the Mekong Delta will be improved thanks to the construction of a water supply station using solar and wind energy in the province of Soc Trang.

As part the Danish-funded project, three water supply stations will be built in remote areas that are densely populated by Khmer ethnic people: Chau Thanh district, Prey Chop hamlet and the Vinh Phuoc ward of Vinh Chau town.

With a total investment of 1 billion VND (47,000 USD), the stations have a daily capacity of between 30 and 70 cubic metres each and run by solar energy or both solar and wind power.

The construction has been supported with non-refundable aid of 4 million Danish krone (14.8 billion VND) along with over 2.3 billion VND contributed by the 12 provinces and cities benefiting from the project.

The development aims to promote a sustainable water supply for rural communities in the Mekong Delta while proving the efficiency of greener energy supply methods, increasing local understanding for the benefit of Vietnamese rural people, the environment and the economics of the region.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is believed to be one of the most vulnerable areas to the impacts of climate change in the world.-VNA