The Duong Dong Water Plant, with a daily capacity of 16,500 cubic metres, went into operation on July 17, bringing clean water to more than 5,000 households in the island district of Phu Quoc, Kien Giang province.

The plant, which is part of the Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Project in Vietnam sponsored by the World Bank (WB), cost 296.73 billion VND (14.35 million USD), 220.19 billion (10.65 million USD) of which is sourced from a WB loan.

On Phu Quoc Island, fresh water for daily use and agricultural production comes mainly from rain, underground water and wells.

According to Phuc Quoc’s development plans, Vietnam’s largest island district will need 70,000 cubic metres of fresh water per day by 2020 and 120,000 cubic metres per day by 2030.

To meet the demand, the district is planning to build four reservoirs, namely Suoi Lon, Cua Can, Rach Tram and Rach Ca.-VNA