The Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) on March 9 held its 6th Steering Committee Meeting in the southern province of Binh Duong to map out measures to reduce water prices and improve water resources.

The price of water in Vietnam still remains high compared with that of other countries in the Southeast Asian region, said Nguyen Ton, VWSA’s chairman, adding that water supply companies in provinces nationwide have a responsibility to offer fair prices to customers, reduce water loss, improve technology and provide safe water resources for users.

VWSA will also increase its assistance to companies in the production of equipment serving water supply and sewerage.

In 2010, VWSA will continue to study energy consumption in clean water production and improve human resources./.