The Ham Luong Bridge i ntensified high pressure pumping station in the Mekong Delta’s Ben Tre city will supply water to more than 10,000 people in two districts after being put into operation on May 26.

The Ben Tre Water Supply-Drainage Limited Liability Company, which manages the station, said that the system will ensure a stable source of clean and hygienic water to people in Mo Cay Nam and Mo Cay Bac districts.

According to Pham Chi Vu, director of the company, the pumping system, built across 2,500 sq.m in My Thanh commune, has received a total investment of over 17 billion VND and is sponsored by the Dutch government’s Facility for Infrastructure Development (ORIO) programme.

Nguyen Van Son, Vice Chairman of Mo Cay Bac district’s People Committee, said the station will help solve the chronic lack of water faced by citizens in the two districts, which are prone to salt intrusion.

Cas Van der Horst, the Netherlands’ Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam, said that the station is one of 65 projects funded by the ORIO programme and it is the first of its kind to go into operation.

He said the Netherlands will continue to assist Ben Tre to expand its clean water-supply network for people in rural areas.-VNA