The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Cần Thơ seeks to borrow US$25 million from the World Bank to expand its local water supply network in the 2025-30 period under a proposed water project to be funded by the bank.
HCM City has upgraded its water supply network with the adoption of advanced technologies in operations and exploitation and supply of clean water.
The HCM City People’s Committee has petitioned the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to restrict the granting of new licences to exploit groundwater.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Hậu Giang plans to build a safe water-supply network serving 70 per cent of residents in urban areas, with an average of 70 litres per person per day by 2020.
The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, on Tuesday announced it will provide a loan worth US$15.3 million to DNP Water to expand the use of clean water among households in urban areas.
Authorities in Quảng Ninh Province are worried over a decline in water levels at major reservoirs. The reservoirs have been drying up due to droughts brought on by hot weather and a lack of rain, meaning that a number of households in the province have faced shortages.
Đà Nẵng needs to invest in its tap water supply system, especially in remote areas, to effectively limit the rampant and rapid exploitation of underground water, experts have said.