The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has kick-started the construction of a clean water plant in Duyen Hai district of southern Tra Vinh province.

The facility worth over 14 billion VND (665,433 USD) is being built on an area of 8,790 square metres in Truong Long Hoa commune.

Of the money, 11 billion VND is sourced from the national target programme, while the remaining from local budget and the project beneficiaries’ contributions.

The project is scheduled to be put into operation in May 2015, which is able to supply clean water for over 2,000 households, schools, health stations and others in the area.

Recently, the Mekong Delta province has worked on a 145-billion-VND (6.81 million USD) project to provide clean water for impoverished Khmer inhabitants.

Local authorities plan to build seven water supply stations in poor villages by 2015. More than 9,000 Khmer households are expected to benefit from the scheme.

The province has so far built 256 clean water supply stations, including 188 stations serving more than 16,000 Khmer households.-VNA