|Workers build a water supply pipeline system to supply clean water to areas affected by drought and saline intrusion in Cà Mau City’s Lý Văn Lâm Commune. — Photo www.sggp.org.vn|
CÀ MAU — More than 1,000 households in areas affected by drought and saline intrusion in the southernmost province of Cà Mau will be provided with clean water through a clean water supply system project which was officially inaugurated on Tuesday.
Nguyễn Hạnh Phúc, director of the Centre for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation under the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development which is the project’s investor, said the system’s water supply pipeline has a total length of 17.38km.
Total investment is around VNĐ5.7 billion (US$238,920), including VNĐ3 billion ($125,750) donated from Vingroup’s Thiện Tâm Fund.
Cà Mau, one of localities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta, has recently been hit by severe drought and saltwater intrusion.
The province's saltwater affected areas that have no tap water are facing the threat of a water shortage for daily use and production.
The new water clean supply system will provide clean water to people living in areas affected by drought and salt water intrusion in Ngọc Hiển District's Tam Giang Tây Commune, Cà Mau City’s Lý Văn Lâm Commune, and Trần Văn Thời District’s Phong Điền Commune.
Lê Thị Thúc, managing director of the province's Community Disaster Prevention Fund, said the fund has also built three other clean water supply works, installed 10 automatic rain gauging stations, built two swimming pools on child drowning prevention, and supported poor women in Đầm Dơi District to borrow low-interest loans to invest in their livelihoods, with a total funding of more than VNĐ8.6 billion ($360,480). — VNS