Living conditions of local residents in 79 rural communes across the southernmost province of Ca Mau have been improved as a result of projects carried out from 2010-2015.

So far, as many as 179,000 wells have been drilled across rural areas, supplying clean water for 83 percent of households, 36 percent of which have water that meets Ministry of Health standards.

Hygienic toilet facilities have been installed in 89,000 rural households, representing about 41 percent of the community.

Publicity campaigns have been organised to raise community awareness of a healthy lifestyle to protect community health and the environment.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Tan Hung Dong People’s Committee Nguyen Van Han said local authorities are the pioneers of environmental protection activities, setting a good example for local residents.

The Department of Agricultural and Rural Development attributed the effective project implementation to the practical benefits for local residents and the active involvement of local authorities.

By the end of this year, 86 percent of local rural households are expected to have access to clean water and 50 percent will have hygienic toilet facilities in their homes.-VNA