HA NOI (VNS) — The Government has approved a national programme to look for underground water in 44 cities and provinces where water supply was limited.
Such regions as Central Viet Nam, the Central Highlands and the Mekong Delta have experienced difficulty in securing ample supplies of clean water.
This has negatively affected the livelihood of citizens, hindered socio-economic development and posed a threat to stability and security.
The programme will provide support for cities and provinces across the country focused on searching for subterranean water, using science and technology to make sure it is clean, and building clean water-supply models in hill areas and other regions with limited water supplies.
Four cities and provinces on the North Central Coast, 12 on the South Central Coast and Central Highlands, and 12 on the Mekong Delta have a total of 1,333 localities qualified under the programme.
The core objective of the programme is to secure clean water supply and improve living standards of citizens, especially ethnic people. — VNS