The northern province of Hai Duong is striving to have 99 percent of its rural population access hygienic water by the end of this year.

Of which, 65 percent will use water meeting Ministry of Health standards of 60 litres per capita per day; 93 percent will have sanitary toilets; and 76 percent will use hygienic breeding facilities.

Local authorities also aim to provide hygienic water to 100 percent of local schools and medical stations.
To achieve the targets, the locality plans to expand and improve the existing water supply systems.

Campaigns to raise public awareness of environmental sanitation will also be organised while poor households will be supported in building biogas systems to treat waste from breeding activities.

As many as 98.6 percent of rural residents in Hai Duong currently have access to hygienic water, 75 percent of which use water meeting Ministry of Health standards and 92.3 percent have sanitary toilets.

About 99.1 percent of schools and 99.5 percent of medical stations use clean water.-VNA