Drought affects farmers in the southern province of Trà Vinh. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Hòa
TRÀ VINH — A new project will supply clean water for 4,000 households suffering drought and saline intrusion.
The investor behind the project is the Trà Vinh Province Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The project, worth nearly VNĐ9.2 billion (US$400,000), is to be conducted in the province’s Càng Long and Châu Thành districts.
Under the project, local residents will be given pipes and other equipment for clean water systems.
The districts are seriously affected by saline intrusion, thus they always lack clean water, especially in the dry season, according to local authorities.
They must use rainwater or buy bottled water for daily use. They also take water from canals or rivers which are polluted, affecting their health.
Phạm Minh Truyền, director of the Trà Vinh Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that the province had 158 water stations in rural areas.
Càng Long and Châu Thành districts also have 11 standard water stations following the Ministry of Health’s norms, however, the province lacked funding for investing in water pipes. — VNS