That is one of the contents of the National strategy on clean water supply and sanitation in rural areas by 2030, vision 2045, which was announced by a conference co-organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Vietnam on 22nd December. More specifically, the national strategy sets targets that 65% and 100% of people in rural areas have access to clean water by 2030 and 2045 respectively. Besides, 50% of rural areas will be equipped with domestic wastewater collection systems by 2045.
Presently, only 51% of the rural population has access to clean water that meets the standard set by the Ministry of Health.
To achieve the objectives, it needs sound coordination among ministries and sectors from central to the local level and an institutional mechanism for the coordination between MARD and relevant agencies to attract social investment in the rural water sector, according to the Minister of MARD, Nguyễn Hoàng Hiệp.
MARD: 60% rural population will have access to standard clean water by 2025
Sources & further information: “Việt Nam targets clean water for all by 2045” at https://vietnamnews.vn and “Chiến lược quốc gia về cấp nước sạch và vệ sinh nông thôn đến năm 2030, tầm nhìn đến năm 2045” at https://www.moitruongvadothi.vn, accessed on 27 December 2021.