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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Plan to improve access to daily clean water approved

Updated: 16:00’ - 28/12/2022
By 2025, almost all urban citizens and 65 percent of rural people will have access to daily clean water, according the master plan on water resources for the 2021-30 period, with a vision toward 2050, recently approved by the Prime Minister.
Ba Be lake in Bac Kan province__Photo: Internet

Under Decision 1622/QD-TTg dated December 27, it is also targeted to have 90 percent of water exploitation activities put under control, while the rate of water loss in supply activities are reduced to 10 percent.

The master plan will also prioritize addressing of drought and water shortage in the dry season across river basins and areas with difficult access to sources, particularly the south-central region, Central Highlands, Mekong River Delta, remote locations, and islands.

By 2030, wastewater to be collected and treated meeting standards and technical regulations before being discharged into the environment is set to account for 30 percent of the total volume in urban areas from Grade II and above.
Other key works are to improve and restore important water sources that have degraded, depleted and polluted; and to complete the establishment and announcement of corridors to protect water sources, ensure flow circulation, prevent and control landslides on riverbanks, and reduce water-induced harmful effects.
Worthy of note, by 2050, Vietnam is expected to raise its national water security index to be among the countries that effectively ensure water security in the world. It will work towards being proactive in water resources in all situations, forecasting and regulating water, preventing floods, droughts, saltwater intrusion, pollution, degradation, and water depletion, and responding to climate change.- (VLLF)

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