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Vietnam is in danger of missing the target of providing 93-95 percent of people in rural areas, and at least 95 percent in urban areas, access to clean water by 2025.

National strategy aims to provide clean water to rural residents by 2030

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh signed a decision approving the National Rural Clean Water Supply and Sanitation Strategy by 2030, with a vision to 2045.

HCM City to change water sourcing locations

HCMC will change the location for water sourcing to the upstream of Saigon and Dong Nai rivers and then to Dau Tieng and Tri An reservoirs due to pollution fears.

Thousands in Hanoi have to live with contaminated water

A quarter of a million households in Hanoi's Thanh Oai and My Duc districts are having to use contaminated water as they are still not connected to the city's fresh water system.

PM calls for innovation for better clean water supply

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked ministries, agencies and stakeholders to complete legal frameworks and adopt new models and new technologies to ensure sufficient clean water.

Ninh Thuan faces water security problems

Ninh Thuan is the driest province in the country. Severe droughts have been affecting the locality over many years, causing serious damage to agricultural production.

Water sector draws investment

The water supply and drainage sector is drawing investment thanks to its high profit margins and good growth potential.

Mekong Delta province faces severe water shortage

The Mekong Delta province of Long An, which has been hit by severe drought this year, needs more fresh water, but can only supply about 50 percent of demand from its 35 fresh water treatment plants and stations.

Half of seas, islands to be surveyed by 2030

By 2050, 60% of farming areas in Vietnam will be equipped with water-saving irrigation systems, according to the country's Water Management Strategy, which was recently approved by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung.


Should foreign companies be allowed to join Vietnam's water supply market?

The water supply market is beset with many groups of interests, according to Luu Binh Nhuong, a National Assembly Deputy.

Underground water overexploitation in HCMC causes serious subsidence

HCMC authorities have asked city residents to fill in water wells because underground water overexploitation is believed to be the cause of flooding and subsidence.

Da Nang city faces freshwater shortage

The Da Nang Water Supply JSC (DAWACO) yesterday sent a report to the Da Nang authorities about saltwater intrusion alert at Cau Do (Red Bridge) Water Plant, the largest citywide water supply plant.


HCM City faces dangerous drinking water problem

Over 42% of the households in HCM City are using water that isn’t safe.


Water supply faces challenges of rapid urbanisation, rising population

 VietNamNet Bridge – Rapid urbanisation and a rising population were two of the difficulties facing the water sector, experts said at a conference held in the capital on Tuesday.

New water treatment system uses no chemicals, electricity, filter cartridges

After selling his assets and giving up a business which brought stable income, Vu Tien Anh launched a startup selling his MET water treatment system which has been honored at many international invention contests.

Clean water supply industry attracts investors

VietNamNet Bridge - With stable profit margins and steady growth, the clean water sector is attractive to both domestic and foreign investors.

Vietnam seeks capital for water supply and drainage systems

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietwater 2016, the international exhibition on water supply & drainage, filtration and waste water treatment, to be held in November, is expected to attract 400 businesses from 38 countries.

Hefty capital needed for water supply, wastewater treatment

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam will need around US$10.2 billion to carry out water supply and wastewater treatment projects in the 2016-2020 period.

Securing the Mekong Delta water supply

 VietNamNet Bridge – Local and international experts at a four-day workshop brainstormed solutions on creating a secure water supply in HCM City and the Mekong Delta region amid the impact of climate change and rising sea levels.

HCM City: water supply affected by saltwater intrusion

VietNamNet Bridge - The water supply in HCM City is threatened as water plants now cannot use the raw water from the Sai Gon and Dong Nai Rivers for processing because of saline intrusion.