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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

WB-funded water supply–sanitation project benefits 1.4 million people

The World Bank-funded Program for Results (PforR) of rural water supply and sanitation in eight Red River Delta provinces has so far benefited 1.4 million residents. The programme, co-launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the World Bank (WB) in 2013, aimed ...

Vietnam, Netherlands cooperate in water management in Mekong Delta

Various solutions for sustainable water management were raised at the Water Business Dialogues held by the Netherlands Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on April 11. Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora Van Nieuwenhuizen spoke highly of Vietnam’s great attention to issues regarding ...

Conference reviews rural clean water supply

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the People’s Committee of northern Bac Ninh province held a conference on September 21 to review clean water management and set future orientations. []With the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) over the past four decades, ...

VNA Reporter

Report gives recommendations on water pollution control

A report on water pollution in Vietnam was announced in Hanoi on March 2, providing an array of policy recommendations, including the building of a law on water pollution control. The report was jointly implemented by the Coalition for Clean Water and the Centre for Environment ...

VNA Reporter

Việt Nam is running out of clean water

Water experts in Việt Nam have suggested re-using waste water to help protect vital resources. As untreated waste water is discharged directly into the environment, both surface water and underground water resources face high risk of either running out or becoming too polluted to drink.Keep ...

VNS Reporter

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