The water supply from the Mekong River to the Mekong Delta region is facing adverse conditions caused by El Nino, heatwaves, and delayed rainfall while the water flow depends on the operations of hydropower plants in the basin.
Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province asked the Department of Transport to review Con Dao District's infrastructure in terms of clean water, electricity, and waste treatment before opening the high-speed boat route from HCMC to Con Dao.
The hills and mountains in the Central Highlands, plus scattered populations in remote areas, make it extremely challenging to distribute clean water to the community for daily use. In order to maintain sanitation and medical safety for citizens here, the local authorities have determinedly mobilized all possible resources to fulfill the task.
National Assembly deputies, representatives of state management agencies, experts, and representatives from businesses and associations in the field of clean water supply services all said that Vietnam needs regulations on freshwater provisioning services to make the sector grow.
The Japanese Government will provide US$268,597 as non-refundable aid to carry out classroom-building and road -building projects in the Mekong Delta Province of Kien Giang, the Southern-Central Province of Binh Thuan and the Central-Highlands Province of Dak Lak.
Agricultural authorities in central provinces asked irrigation management body of hydroelectric lakes to control the water discharge of downstream rivers to ensure enough water for agriculture and daily activities.
Saigon Water Corporation (Sawaco) has completed a water price increase project in the phase of 2017-2020, sent to authorized agencies for consideration, to have funds for improving water supply quality, safety and reducing water loss ratio to below 10 percent.
Ho Chi Minh City Finance and Investment state-own company (HFIC), State-owned commercial bank Vietcombank and the Saigon Water Corporation (SAWACO) this morning co-signed an agreement on implementation of the water supply program worth VND3,650 billion ( $158 million).