More Khmer people access safe water, electricity

Over 87 percent of households of the Khmer ethnic group and people living in the rural areas in the Mekong delta province of Tra Vinh have got access to safe water under a government project.

The project, carried out from 2005, has a total funding of 50 billion VND (2.9 million USD) with 43 billion VND from the national coffer and 7 billion VND from local budget.

It has built 88 water supply stations and 16 water supply systems as well as installed more than 8,100 water meters.

Tra Vinh province is also carrying out a programme to supply electricity to over 20,000 Khmer people and people in remote areas.

The 140 billion VND progamme receives 85 percent of its total budget from the Government and the remainder from the Electricity of Vietnam.

The sum will be used to build 776km of grid and 420 of transmission lines with a total capacity of 8,000 KVA.

Source: VNA

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