Vietnam, Finland co-host event on risk management in water supply hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A seminar co-hosted by Vietnam and Finland in the framework of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High-level Political Forum has spotlighted the importance of access to safe water and smooth water supply especially in urban areas.
The July 9 event drew the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Construction’s Technical Infrastructure Agency, Finland’s Poyry company and Aalto University, the World Health Organisation, and many representatives from UN members.

The Water Safety Plan (WSP), developed by Finland to reduce risks in water supply, has been piloted in Hai Phong and Da Nang cities, and Dong Nai province. The useful tool for ensuring safe drinking water has been adjusted to suit Vietnamese water plants and the country’s regulations.

Many experts described this as a vivid illustration for the sounding public-private partnership with Finland in the research on water safety plan as recommended by the WHO.

Vietnamese representatives affirmed that the pilot projects are in line with the water plants’ capacity, and the WSP helps the plants ensure steady operation as well as have effective measures to prevent and address interruption in the supplying system.

The move will contribute to the realisation of Indicators 6.1 and 6.2 on drinking water and sanitation and hygiene under the Sustainable Development Goal 6, they said.-VNA