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HCM City (VNA) – Finnish firms specialising in water supply and solid waste treatment shared their experience in providing safe water at a forum in Ho Chi Minh City on November 8.

Nguyen Hong Tien, General Director of the Technical Infrastructure Department under the Ministry of Construction said the event offered a chance for Vietnamese water supply and drainage companies to learn from Finnish experience, towards applying new techniques in the central and Mekong Delta regions, which are vulnerable to climate change.

According to Nguyen Trong Duong, an expert from the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association , all 68 urban water companies nationwide have joined training programmes on safe water supply solutions, with seven in Hai Phong, Hai Duong, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Tri, Binh Duong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, and Vinh Long performing safe water supply plans.

To successfully implement the work, many enterprises in Thua Thien-Hue, Hai Phong and Ba Ria-Vung Tau have outlined quality policies and pledged to supply safe water.

Participants at the forum stressed the need to enhance links among water companies to work out response scenarios, and support each other if water supplies are affected by an environmental incident.

Vietnam is carrying out the National Programme for Safe Water Supply in 2016-2025, which is set to bring clean water to 90-95 percent of the population in 2020, and between 95-100 percent in 2025. The scheme also aims to reduce the discharge volume of urban wastewater discharged without treatment to 70 percent.-VNA