A project partly funded by the World Bank is expected to ensure clean water for 4,500 rural households in the southernmost province of Ca Mau as it comes to an end this October.

The Ca Mau Clean Water and Environmental Hygiene Centre reported that the project has a total investment of 88 billion VND (4.2 million USD), 61 billion VND (2.9 million USD) of which was financed by the WB.

In more than one year of implementation, it has built water facilities in six rural communes, supplying clean water for local daily lives and production.

There are 82 rural communes in the province, but only 42 of them have gained standard access to clean water.

Ca Mau is promptly implementing six other programmes from now to 2017 to supply clean water to the rest 40 communes.

It plans to mobilise 350 billion VND (16.7 million USD) from international organisations for the programmes, worth 500 billion VND (23.8 million USD) in total.-VNA