More than 85 percent of people living in the outskirts of Hanoi have been provided with safe water, according to the Hanoi People’s Committee.

By the end of 2012, the city built 115 water supply facilities and nearly 800,000 wells and water tanks meeting hygienic standards.

As a result, 90 percent of schools in the areas have water and hygienic toilets, while the rate among health clinics is 94 percent.

The city aims to supply safe water to all rural residents by 2020. Also by that time, every rural household will have a hygienic toilet.-VNA