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Vinh Long (VNA)
– A clean water supply system began operation in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long on October 30.

With capacity of 240 cubic metres per day, the system will benefit 600 households in Long Ho district’s Dong Phu commune.

The facility had total investment of more than 4.1 billion VND (180,482 USD), of which over 2.2 billion VND (96,844 USD) were sourced from US-based Latter-day Saint Charities, and the rest from the provincial budget.

Secretary of the Dong Phu Party Committee Dao Trung Nen said the commune’s only groundwater plan failed to meet the demand of local residents, thus they still had to pump water from rivers, ditches for use.

The new system will help alleviate the situation and improve locals’ health, he added.

Le Van Hau, deputy head of the provincial union of friendship organisations, said the agency will continue raise funds for more clean water works to be built in the locality.

Vinh Long has a total of 122 rural water supply stations, with 72.2 percent rural households using the sources. The rate is expected to increase to 98.2 percent by the end of 2017.-VNA