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Ca Mau to supply clean water for drought-affected households

The Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau plans to build more water supply systems, set up water pipes, drill bore wells, and provide water containers for households affected by drought and saline intrusion, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The southernmost province has more than 20,850 households facing water shortage in the 2019 - 20 dry season.

The households either have no access to tap water or have to use tap water from degraded supply systems.

The department has instructed its Clean Water and Rural Sanitation Centre to install new water pipes to connect 6,000 households who have no access to tap water.

The centre will also upgrade deteriorating tap water supply systems to secure water for more than 6,200 households.

New water supply systems will be built to provide clean water for 4,000 households who live in populated residential areas that have no water supply.

The centre will also drill six public bore wells and provide plastic containers to store water for 4,200 households who live in scattered areas and cannot access tap water.

The province has installed huge plastic water containers at public places like People’s Committees of communes and cultural houses to supply free water for needed households.

It has also used tank trucks to transport water to supply clean water for households in remote areas, border areas, and islets.

Ca Mau needs about 230 billion VND (9.8 million USD) to build water supply infrastructure to provide clean water for household use, according to the centre./.