World Bank finances clean water supply improvements (17-09-2005) With World Bank credit, many people, such as these residents of Cuc Phuong Commune in the northern province of Ninh Binh, will have better access to clean water. — VNA/VNS Photo Dinh Na WASHINGTON — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved three credits for Viet Nam to supply water and provide sanitation facilities for rural villages, prevent natural calamities, and bring government closer to Vietnamese citizens. The two projects, the Red River Delta Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project and the Natural Disaster Risk Management Project, are the first ones to be funded by the World Bank’s adaptable programme loans (APLs). This lending instrument provides phased support for long-term development programmes, involving a series of loans that build on the lessons learned from the previous ones in the series. The $45.87 million loan for the Red River Delta Rural Water … [Read more...] about World Bank finances clean water supply improvements
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Some households have to spend VND100,000 (US$5) per cubic metre of clean water or use unclean water from bore wells. — Photo anninhthudo HA NOI (VNS) — Residents and the local water supply company are blaming each other for not having potable water for daily use five years after the former settled in the Tu Hiep-Ngu Hiep Area. Pham Quoc Khanh, a representative for the residents, said they were having to buy clean water from private suppliers or use unclean underground water for their daily needs. He said that households that settled in the area in 2010 have had no clean water supply until now, only a few managed to receive electricity connections last year. Khanh said that 40 households in the area have sent several complaints to the Thanh Tri District People's Committee, Ha Noi Water Company and Thanh Tri District Project Management Board, but no solution has been found to date. The Thanh Tri Project Management Board had sent a team to the area last May to check the … [Read more...] about Residents, water supply firm trade accusations
Who should be responsible for the nation’s water supply? (05-11-2005) Water management has been transferred from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Experts discussed the transfer with Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times). Nguyen Dinh Ninh, deputy head of the Water Resources Department: Viet Nam has 2,360 rivers spanning more than 10km, and a total basin area of over 10,000sq.km. The total amount of water flowing in all rivers and streams is approximately 835 billion cubic metres, including 313 billion cubic metres originating here in Viet Nam. The dynamic reserve of underground water is about 1,500 cubic metres per second. Water accumulated during the rainy season (which usually lasts 3 or 4 months) accounts for 70 – 75 per cent of total water reserve, a figure that rests at only 25 – 30 per cent during the dry season. This is due to floods, drought and various other weather phenomenon. … [Read more...] about Who should be responsible for the nation’s water supply?
VietNamNet Bridge – About 40,000 households in the southwestern area of Ha Noi are expected to regain their water supply again today after a water pipe from the Da River in northern Hoa Binh Province broke, according to the Fresh Water Business and Construction Investment Joint-Stock Company (Viwaco). The broken section of the water pipe, with a diameter of 1.5m, was reported last Saturday at An Khanh Commune in Hoai Duc District. It caused a water shortage for over 40,000 households in Hoang Mai, Thanh Xuan, Cau Giay, Tu Liem and Thanh Tri districts over the past days. A local resident in Thanh Xuan District's Nhan Chinh Ward described the situation:"Water supply stopped over the past four days and we had to find ways to save as much water as possible as we did not know when it would be restored. Many of my neighbours who do not have water tanks had to buy or ask for water from other areas for daily use." Viwaco's director Nguyen Anh Viet said this was the worst breakdown so … [Read more...] about Water supply to return to 40,000 homes today
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$119 million in additional financing for an ongoing project to respond to key urban development challenges focusing on assuring water supply and wastewater needs of selected urban areas in Vietnam. The additional financing for the Vietnam Urban Water Supply and Wastewater Project will mostly be used for a wastewater and drainage subproject for the southern province of Binh Duong. It will also cover cost overruns due to the appreciation of the U.S. dollar, and provide technical support to the Ministry of Construction to prepare a new water supply investment in the Mekong Delta. Up to 65,872 households with 450,382 people will be connected to clean water sources as a result of the financing, and up to 312,051 urban dwellers will benefit from improved sanitation. The additional financing includes a credit of US$50 million from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s concessional … [Read more...] about WB approves US$119 million for water supply, environmental sanitation in VN