Infrastructure

Water and sanitation

Vietnam needs 20-30 billion USD investment for universal clean water access

Vietnam will need to invest 20-30 billion USD on water supply and drainage to make sure that 100% of the population has access to clean water, according to experts.The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment forecasts that water use demand by 2030 is about 122.47 ...

Mekong Delta focusing on water supply projects in salinity intrusion areas

The Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry has held a meeting in Bac Lieu Province to introduce clean water criteria in upgrading rural areas in the Mekong Delta.Statistics from the Irrigation Department (under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) reveal that in the Mekong Delta, ...

Tan Thai, Yen Nhi

Rural households using clean water in Mekong Delta double after five years

The rates of rural households in Mekong Delta provinces having access to clean water rose from 26-75% in 2018 to 53-94% in 2023, heard the Congress of the Mekong Delta Rural Supply Association for the 2023-2028 tenure in Can Tho city on July 29.Over the ...

Vietnam stresses importance of ethical standards in handling water resources

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has highlighted the need to establish a social ethical standard in relations and behaviours regarding water resources, especially transboundary water, in accordance with the principles of fairness, equality, rationality, and respect for the rights and interests of other ...

Water resources planning scheme for 2021-2030 announced

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has announced a water resources planning scheme for the 2021-30 period with a vision to 2050, which was approved by the Prime Minister in December 2022. By 2025, the planning scheme targets increasing the rate of daily ...

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 ...

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