More than 110,000 people in Hanoi’s outskirt districts of Ba Vi, Me Linh, Phuc Tho, Thanh Oai and Thuong Tin will have access to clean water in 2014, with some supply facilities set to be built there.

The municipal People’s Committee has approved five projects, which aim to develop inter-communal clean water supply systems in the five districts.

Accordingly, a facility with a capacity of 2,800 cubic metres a day will benefit over 14,000 locals in the Co Do and Phong Van communes of Ba Vi district.

It will be built in 2014-2015 with a total investment of over 82 billion VND (3.85 million USD) sourced from the 2013-2015 National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation National Target Programme.

Another facility will be also built under this programme in Me Linh district’s Thanh Lam, Dai Thinh and Tam Dong communes with about 36,000 residents.

Once completed, the projects are expected to promote a sustainable clean water model for rural residential areas, thus further fostering socio-economic development in the city.-VNA