Vietnam will source groundwater to supply local needs in mountainous provinces and those with scarce clean water reserves nationwide.

The move is part of Decision 264/QD-TT recently approved by the Prime Minister.

Accordingly, the groundwater-sourcing programme will be conducted between now and 2020 sustainably and together with the construction of relevant water supply structures.

As many as 1,333 localities in 44 provinces and cities across the country are the targeted beneficiaries of its future outcomes.-VNA