By 2025, 95-100 percent of the population will have access to clean and hygienic water.
This target is set in Prime Minister Decision No.1566/QD-TTg of August 9, on the national program on ensuring safe water supply during 2016-25.
By 2025, 95-100 percent of the population will have access to clean and hygienic water__Photo: Internet
The program, which will be implemented in urban centers and concentrated rural residential areas all over the country, aims to manage risks and remedy incidents which might occur to water sources, water treatment facilities and water conduction and distribution systems. The program also targets the uninterrupted and adequate supply of up-to-standard water at appropriate pressure so as to contribute to improving the quality of life and protecting people’s health.
Specifically, by 2020, at least 90 percent of residents will have access to clean and hygienic water while the safe water supply system will cover approximately 45 percent of urban areas and 35 percent of rural areas. Meanwhile, the rate of untreated urban residential wastewater discharged into the environment will be reduced to 80-85 percent.
By 2025, the safe water supply system will cover 50 percent of rural areas and the rate of untreated urban residential wastewater discharged into the environment will decrease to 70 percent.
To achieve these goals, the program sets several solutions, such as improving mechanisms and policies on supply of safe water; managing the exploitation, use and protection of water sources; and applying information technology so as to ensure the supply of safe water. It also attaches importance to the building of capacity for employees of water suppliers and intensifies public information work to raise public awareness about protection of water sources.- (VLLF)