The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang is making substantial efforts to ensure efficient water supply for locals living in high-salinity regions in Go Cong Dong and Tan Phu Dong districts.

Accordingly, the province will allocate 15 billion VND (703,000 USD) to upgrade the conduit system from the six-hectare reservoir in the upstream Tien River to the coastal communes in Tan Phu Dong district, improving fresh water allocation for residents during dry season and paving the way to tackling severe water shortages in the region.

In addition, the province will spend nearly 200 million VND (9,400 USD) to re-open 70 public faucets to provide free fresh water for tens of thousands of residents in saline-heavy areas in Go Cong Dong and Tan Phu Dong districts from March to May.

The province also asked relevant authorities to pump fresh water into reservoirs while promoting reservoir examinations and dredging canals to increase capacity.-VNA