|Several households in the mountainous A Luoi District take water from these streams for their daily use. The water is reportedly contaminated with chemicals from American bombs. — VNS Photo Hue Phong
THUA THIEN - HUE— Families in the mountainous Hong Thuong commune in the central Thua Thien – Hue Province have got access to fresh water, a couple of days ahead of Tet (Lunar New Year).
A total of 146 households that had given land for the construction of the A Luoi hydropower plant reservoir in A Luoi District in 2007, were using contaminated water for years after they were relocated to a location far from their original home.
The plant's authorities ended the delay in providing fresh water to the commune this year, following pressure from the local media and social organisations.
The households are facing a shortage of cultivable land as well. — VNS