Safe water comes to Hang Kia highland commune. Photo: VNA
A safe water supply worth VND 26 billion has been completed in the highland commune of Hang Kia, Mai Chau district in the northern province of Hoa Binh, satisfying the water demand of 50% of the population in the commune.
Vietnam News Agency reported that as the area is situated 1,000 metres above sea level, with no underground water stream, the highland commune of Hang Kia was often in serious shortage of water.
In dry seasons, over 557 Mong ethnic minority families with 3,077 people across five villages had to travel tens of kilometres to get water while some families had to buy water at high prices.
To satisfy the urgent need of water for the Mong ethnic minority people, the provincial Board of Ethnic Minorities inaugurated a large-scale safe water construction in October 2009 which has a filtering system, pipe system and three underground cisterns with a capacity of 12,000 cubic metres.
The construction has been completed after two years of work.
Mr. Vang A Vau, deputy chairman of the Hang Kia communal People’s Committee, has established a management board of the construction in order to effectively use the State assistance.