Hanoi will pour 27.7 billion VND (1.3 million USD) into building connected water supply systems between communes and improving hygiene in medical stations and schools.

Of which, 24 billion VND (1.12 million USD) will be used to improve the water supply system in a number of communes of six districts including Thuong Tin, Phu Xuyen, Ung Hoa, My Duc, Me Linh and Thanh Oai between 2014 and 2015.

When completed, the project will enable around 260,000 Hanoians living in rural areas to use safe drinking water.

An amount of 2.2 billion VND (103,400 USD) will be invested in bettering hygiene conditions at communal healthcare stations and schools while 1.5 billion VND (70,500 USD) will be allocated to raise the effectiveness of water supply management.

The city strives to provide potable water for 90 percent of its population, with 60 percen t being able to access fresh water certificated by the Ministry of Health.-VNA