Youth Union members help people in drought-hit areas access fresh water

(VOVworld) - Residents in An Duc commune, Ba Tri district, in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, have flocked to the communal People’s Committee Office to get drinking water under a desalination program launched by the Ho Chi Minh Youth Union.
 
Youth Union members help people in drought-hit areas access fresh water - ảnh 1
Members of the Ho Chi Minh Youth Union bring fresh water to people in drought-hit areas

Under the program, water filters were also given to residents to help them access clean water in the context of increasing seawater encroachment. Vice Secretary of the provincial Party’s Committee Tran Ngoc Tam said prolonged drought has caused severe clean water shortages and devastating saline intrusion that damaged agricultural production in the province.

Dredging wells, installing water pipelines and building water tanks will be conducted under the programme. Assistance will also be provided to construct effective irrigational systems and dikes to stop seawater intrusion. An additional six desalination systems will be given to disadvantaged areas in Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Ca Mau, Tien Giang, and An Giang, targeting 300 people in the provinces.

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