The project benefits 1,550 households in An Truong commune, Cang Long district (Illustrative image. Source VNA)

Tra Vinh (VNA)
– A clean water supply plant has been inaugurated in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh, benefiting 1,550 households in An Truong commune, Cang Long district.

The plant, which has a designed capacity of 40 cubic meters of clean water per hour, was built at a cost of 7.5 billion VND (329,250 USD). The East Meets West organisation, provided 3.3 billion VND in non-refundable aid for the project and the remaining 4.2 billion VND was sourced by the provincial budget.

Director of the provincial centre for clean water and rural environmental hygiene Bui Van Mung said Tra Vinh has 163 water supply stations in rural areas supplying clean water meeting the standards of the Ministry of Health.

The proportion of residents having access to clean water in rural areas is 58 percent at present.

In 2018, the province aims to have 61 percent of the rural population use clean water.

The provincial People’s Committee has decided to spend 200 billion VND (8.7 million USD) from now to 2020 to upgrade 10 clean water supply stations and dredge the canal network to address the shortage of clean water for daily use and irrigational water in rural areas due to droughts and saltwater intrusion.-VNA