|A view of Vo Van Kiet Road in Can Tho City. The city is reported to have spent VND2 trillion (US$95 million) this year on over 100 rural public works like roads, schools and healthcare facilities. — VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khuong.
CAN THO (VNS) — The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has spent VND2 trillion (US$95 million) this year on over 100 rural public works like roads, healthcare facilities, schools, and water supply systems.
A 28km section of National Highway 91 connecting Can Tho with An Giang Province was upgraded, construction of the 500-bed Can Tho General Hospital was wrapped up, and a dyke was built along the Can Tho River to prevent landslides.
Another 80 small and medium-sized works were done in the districts of Phong Dien, Thoi Lai, Co Do, Vinh Thanh, Cai Rang, O Mon, Thot Not, and Binh Thuy.
They make up 81 per cent of the year's target.
"Such works have improved the living standards of local people," Le Hung Dung, chairman of the city People's Committee, said.
As a result, the proportion of people with access to clean water has increased from 92 per cent last year to 93 per cent, the number of hospital beds has risen from 29.6 for every 10,000 people to 31.6, and the proportion of clinics that meet national standards has jumped from 97.6 per cent to 100 per cent.
Many models of collaboration between farmers and businesses and farmers and co-operatives have also been established in Phong Dien, Vinh Thanh, and Thot Not. — VNS