Outcomes of a two-year project on water supply using renewable energy in the Mekong Delta region were reviewed at a recent workshop held in Can Tho City.

The programme, funded by the Danish Government, has constructed 32 wind and solar energy stations in 13 Mekong Delta provinces and cities to power water pumping, helping reduce electricity costs by 30-40 percent, it was reported at the event.

Experts also noted that the model also eases water stations’ dependence on the national electricity grid, thus ensuring uninterrupted water supply for residents in the project’s target areas.

A communication centre was established at Can Tho Water Supply Station to introduce the green water supply model run by renewable energy.

Nguyen Kim Quy, a senior official of Denmark’s Embassy in Vietnam, said the project had proved its practical benefit across Mekong Delta region.

The project was signed between the Danish Embassy in Vietnam and Can Tho’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in late 2011. It had a total investment of more than 17 billion VND (788,400 USD), of which some 14.6 billion VND (677,100 USD) came from Denmark’s official development assistance (ODA) loans.

The 13 Mekong Delta localities are An Giang, Bac Lieu, Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Dong Thap, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Long An, Soc Trang, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh and Vinh Long provinces and Can Tho City.-VNA