|Students access clean water at the Huống Thượng Kindergarten in Thái Nguyên City, the northern province of Thái Nguyên. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Nguyên|
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved a programme searching for underground water resources to supply mountainous areas and areas facing shortages of water.
The programme will be implemented in 41 provinces, including 15 northern provinces, 10 southern ones, 13 central ones and four Central Highlands ones.
The programme includes three projects. The first project will search for underground water resources in mountainous areas and areas lacking water.
The second project will include research on scientific and technological methods and policies to manage water resources. It also looks for methods to supply water and adapt to conditions in mountainous provinces.
The final project is to build water supply systems in mountainous areas.
The programme, scheduled to finish in 2023, is being conducted by different ministries, including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Construction in cooperation with the people’s committees of related provinces. — VNS