Drought in Mekong Delta region (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has approved a project on emergency aid to overcome drought and saline intrusion in the South Central, Central Highlands and Mekong Delta regions.

Funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the 4 million USD non-refundable Official Development Assistance (ODA) project will be implemented over 5 to 9 months.

The project is expected to be carried out in 10 provinces, including Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan, Dak Lak, Kon Tum and Gia Lai, aiming to improve water supply, home-environment hygiene and nutrition conditions for 366,000 people in drought and saline intrusion hit areas.

The work will deploy programmes on clean water, disseminating hygiene practices and nutrition for children in affected provinces, in an attempt to ensure basic living conditions are realised.-VNA