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Clean water systems set up in schools

Update: February, 12/2019 - 23:06
Former President Trương Tấn Sang (third from left), founder of the school clean water programme, innaugurates a clean water system at a school in Núi Thành District of Quảng Nam Province. More than 25,000 students in the district can now access clean water at school. — VNS Photo Công Thành
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QUẢNG NAM — More than 25,000 students from 49 kindergarten, primary and junior secondary schools in Núi Thành District in the central province of Quảng Nam have been given access to clean water at school after 152 reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration systems were installed last month.

The water purification systems, which were built with total fund of VNĐ4.5 billion (nearly US$200,000) from Trường Hải Automobile company, were part of the clean water school programme designed to provide students a steady source of healthy potable water.

A clean water drinking station that was recently installed at a school in a poor area of Quảng Nam Province. — VNS Photo Công Thành

The programme was initiated by former President Trương Tấn Sang, chairman of the Global Integration Business Consultants Company Phạm Phú Ngọc Trai and domestic donors in 2018 with the aim of creating a safe water source for students in Việt Nam’s impoverished communes.

According to the programme’s latest report, the clean water systems had been built at 293 schools, providing water for 90,000 students and teachers in four districts in the provinces of Bến Tre, Long An and Quảng Nam between May 2018 and January 2019. Donations totalled VNĐ15 billion ($664,000).

The programme will call for donations from businesses and social organisations to provide school students in remote and mountainous areas nationwide with access to safe water. — VNS

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