More than 97 percent of the rural population in the northern province of Hai Duong have access to hygienic water, according to the provincial Centre for Water and Sanitation.

The centre said Hai Duong has continued to prioritise investment in developing its water system, which aims to enhance quality of life for people in rural areas, schools and public health posts.

The province has also organised training courses for managers and operators of the local water supply network in order to ensure its sustainable operation and water quality across the province.

The local authorities have increasingly mobilised households to invest in the construction of a clean water supply, hygienic household works to improve living conditions and the local environment.

The province is working to provide access to clean water for over 98 percent of local people in 2014.-VNA