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Preparation of water safety project funded by WB

(05:02:42 PM, 06/04/2020)

Integrated Mekong Water Safety Project, implemented by the Ministry of Construction under the support of the World Bank, is expected to help ensure the safety of clean water for people in the region.

This is an important project in the overall plan of sustainable development of the Mekong Delta, with the aim of researching and building safe and sustainable water supply systems for 6 provinces: An Giang, Kien Giang, Hau Giang and Soc Trang. Bac Lieu, Ca Mau and Can Tho city.

According to the World Bank delegation, all 6 provinces and Can Tho city are facing the threat of water security and expect this situation to be worse. The threat of water security poses two main problems: Difficulties in expanding water supply services to meet increasing demands; The risk of water supply system failure is increasing as water resources continue to decline in both quality and quantity.

According to the province's investment proposal with WB, the total cost is estimated at USD 32.5 million. The project plays an important role in ensuring the long-term strategic security of water supply for the Southwest region of Hau River, while limiting the negative impacts of climate change and groundwater exploitation. At present, researching and developing a solid technical, organizational and institutional basis for the exploitation, management and operation of water supply systems invested in the region.