The southern province of Tay Ninh has upgraded and put into use five plants supplying clean water for poor people in rural and border areas.

The systems, which will benefit some 3,000 households, are operational in hamlets of Chau Thanh, Hoa Thanh, Tan Chau, and Tan Bien districts.

Between 2013 and 2014, local authorities have approved over 19 trillion VND (893 million USD) for improving 12 similar projects.

They are striving to upgrade the remaining seven in communes of Ben Cau, Chau Thanh, Trang Bang and Tan Chau districts by the end of this year, said Director of the provincial Center for Clean Water and Environmental Sanitation Dinh Hung Danh.

The locality has built 76 such facilities with a combined capacity of 8,869 cubic meters per day, benefiting more than 19,400 farmers.

The amount of clean water is expected to be increased to 168,000 cubic meters per month at the year-end from the current 125,000.-VNA