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, there are now nearly 4,000 centralized rural water supply works, 62 percent of which are sustainable ones.

The local authorities of these provinces are also asked to allocate regular money to the implementation of the Index for Monitoring – Evaluating Clean Water in Rural Areas, to accelerate mid-term water supply projects in the 2021-2025 period to ensure their progress and purposes.

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Tan Thai, Yen Nhi