Vinh Long: Water supply upgrade to help drought-hit households hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Vinh Long (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long has decided to invest over 4.4 billion VND (197,380 USD) in upgrading 10 water supply stations and expanding pipe networks in rural communes, especially those hit by drought and saltwater intrusion.

According to Director of the provincial Centre for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Vo Anh Duy, as severe saltwater intrusion has affected the operation of the regional-level water supply stations, the province is speeding up the construction of five commune-level ones.

They are located in An Phuoc commune of Long Ho district, Loan My of Tam Binh district, Tra Con and Vinh Xuan of Tra On district, and My Hoa of Binh Minh district which will benefit more than 3,000 local households.

The centre has also equipped five other commune-based water supply stations with salinity meters to keep a close watch on salinity levels and ensure a safe water supply for local.

Some 975 million VND were spent to boost water pressure and upgrade pumps at six communal water stations.

The locality has seven communes situated along the Co Chien River in Vung Liem district, and four others on the banks of the Hau River in Tra On district, with about 26,000 households vulnerable to saltwater intrusion.-VNA