A water-supply system expected to provide safe water for all residents of HCM City by 2025 has been approved by the Prime Minister.
The Vietnamese Government has given priority to the National Program on clean water and environmental hygiene in the 2012-2015 period.
With nine fatalities confirmed so far this year, the Health Ministry has launched a national campaign to prevent and combat hand-foot-mouth disease.
Representatives of the Australian, Danish, and UK governments on January 12 co-signed a Joint Financing Agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to further support Phase 3 of the National Target Program for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation.
As many as 86.04 percent of urban population in HCM City have accessed clean water by the end of last year, reported the Saigon Water Corporation.
The Prime Minister has approved a project to assist the National Target Program for Clean Water and Environmental Hygiene in rural areas in the 2011-2015 period.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held an annual conference on October 24 for the Government and donors to review the implementation of the National Target Program for Rural Water and Sanitation (NTP3).
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) on May 27 signed two loan agreements totalling US$198 million to improve clean water access for residents in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Singapore-based Lien Aid organisation and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have jointly launched a national campaign on clean water and environmental sanitation with the participation of the UN Goodwill Ambassador Xuan Bac.
A conference to review the national programme on clean water and environment in rural areas in 2006-2010 was held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Hanoi on February 25.
Once local residents are aware of the importance of clean water and environmental hygiene, they will engage in practical activities to improve the situation and maintain achievements for a long term, said a UNICEF official.
A seminar on water treatment and storage facilities in Vietnamese households was held on October 12 in Hanoi by the National Centre for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation and PATH - a non-government health organisation from the USA.
As many as 83 percent of the population in rural areas are expected to have access to clean water, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dao Xuan Hoc.
The Asian Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a US$45 million loan to provide clean water and hygienic toilets to 350,000 people in six central coast provinces of Vietnam.
Vietnam has set a target of supplying clean water to all urban areas across the country by 2025, providing an average volume of 120 litres of clean water/person/day.