More underprivileged Vietnamese will be given better access to clean water via a new 2.4 million EUR programme funded by Italy.

An agreement on the funding was signed between Deputy Minister of Finance Truong Chi Trung and Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Lorenzo Angeloni in Hanoi on November 15, the Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) daily reported on November 16.

The daily says this is the follow-up of a programme which benefited 150,000 poor people in its first phase.-VNA