World Bank injects $200m to help clean up Vietnam’s Red River Delta

The Vietnam government’s National Target Program (NTP) for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation has received backing of $200 million from the World Bank to help provide safe sanitation and improved sanitation for 650,000 people...

Nov 12th, 2012

The Vietnam government’s National Target Program (NTP) for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation has received backing of $200 million from the World Bank to help provide safe sanitation and improved sanitation for 650,000 people.

Access to sustainable water supply and sanitation services in rural areas of Vietnam is low, and water quality is a problem in the Red River Delta region. Improved sanitation and better access to safe water brings important health benefits as well.

Victoria Kwakwa, World Bank country director for Vietnam, said: “Better access to safe water and sanitation, delivered by the government using our new financing instrument, will help ensure that the quality of life for people in rural communities improves, which is important for sustainability and equity of growth in Vietnam.”

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