Time to ensure security of water sources, safety of dams and lakes: experts

Việt Nam has recorded outstanding socio-economic development and has been lauded for it by the international community, but along with progress, the country is facing challenges with water management and security, according to Mr. Phan Xuân Dũng, chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Science, Technology, and Environment.

The first challenge for water management and security was the imbalance in water for production and daily life, said Dũng. Water sources depend heavily on upstream rivers and over-exploitation on the main upstream affects the quantity and quality of water flowing into Việt Nam. In addition, he said all people should have full access to clean water at a reasonable cost, and vulnerable people should be protected against risks from water-related disasters.

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