Infrastructure

Water and sanitation

National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050 approved

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a decision approving the National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050. The overall objective of the strategy, set out in Decision 896/QD-TTg, is to proactively and effectively adapt to climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net ...

Vietnam works to ensure water security, dyke, reservoir safety

The Politburo has recently issued Conclusion No.36 on ensuring the security of water sources and safety of dykes and reservoirs by 2030, with a vision to 2045. The issuance aims to ensure enough water to serve people’s lives in all circumstances, meeting the demand for ...

Just 34.8 percent of people in rural areas have access to clean water

Vietnam is in danger of missing the target of providing 93-95 percent of people in rural areas, and at least 95 percent in urban areas, access to clean water by 2025. Data revealed at a conference in Hanoi on April 26 showed that only 84.2 ...

Vietnam targets all people using clean water by 2045

A national strategy on clean water supply and sanitation in rural areas by 2030 with a vision to 2045 was announced on December 22 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Vietnam.After 10 years of implementing ...

HCM City nears goal of reducing groundwater exploitation

HCM City has reduced groundwater exploitation by 14,300cu.m per day compared to the target of 16,650cu.m per day this year, reaching more than 85 percent of its plan for 2021.The target by the end of the year includes a reduction of 8,000cu.m per day for use ...

Law on Water Resources should be amended to ensure water security: Expert

Although substantial results have been achieved after nine years of implementing the Law on Water Resources 2012, some shortcomings have been revealed, resulting in ineffective use of water and causing loss of budget revenue, according to Chau Tran Vinh, Director of the Department of Water ...

Rural residents in Mekong Delta need access to clean water

All residents in rural areas of the Mekong Delta must have access to clean water, Nguyen Hoang Hiep, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said at a seminar held in Soc Trang province on May 27. About 96,000 households with a total of 430,000 people ...

Joint support to fight drought and saltwater threat

International organisations and donors are supporting local people in the Mekong Delta strongly impacted by heavy droughts and saltwater intrusion.In the Mekong Delta, salt water is often going inland and then mixed with freshwater used for drinking and agriculture. As a result, water shortages are ...

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Legal framework for water supply essential in Vietnam

Tighter regulations are needed to ensure good quality water is sourced for years to come, according to Nguyen Thi Hong Khanh, from the Ministry of Construction’s Technological Infrastructure Department.The national programme to ensure water supply and prevent water loss in the 2018-25 period has been ...

Programme to provide clean water for mountainous areas

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a programme on 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 in the Northern region, 11 in the North Central and South ...

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