Responding to the National Week of Clean Water and Sanitation in 2022

Yen Bai province utilises resources to expand rural sanitation and clean water programme

  •  Thursday, May 5, 2022

YBO - A project on expanding the scale of rural clean water and sanitation programme with loans from the World Bank has been carried out in 21 disadvantaged provinces in the northern mountainous, Central Highlands and south central regions since 2016.

Water supply and sanitation works are effectively used by Primary and Secondary Schools of Son Thinh Commune, Van Chan District.
Water supply and sanitation works are effectively used by Primary and Secondary Schools of Son Thinh Commune, Van Chan District.

Yen Bai is one of the provinces benefiting from the project with a total investment capital of nearly 219 billion VND (9.5 million USD). Of these, over 187 billion VND is provided by the World Bank and the rest come from the provincial budget as well as people's contributions.

The programme targets building 11,000 rural water supply stations and 7,350 hygienic toilets. It also strives to upgrade water and sanitation facilities at 56 schools and 58 health stations to improve personal hygiene behavior as well as increasing sustainable access to clean water and rural environmental sanitation, helping to realise environmental criteria in the new-style rural area building in the province.

Although facing many difficulties during the implementation, the programme’s components have reached the desired target and schedule thanks to the drastic direction of the provincial People’s Committee.

Since 2016, the province has upgraded 27 concentrated water supply works in rural areas, providing water for over 11,000 households as well as supporting nearly 6,000 others with hygienic latrines. Up to 92 percent of the rural population have accessed clean water supply and 73.4 percent had hygienic toilets by the end of last year.

The project has helped improve people’s capacity in protecting the environment and water sources, promoting new-style rural area building in the locality, and contributing to raising the percentage of people who have access to clean water to 11.3 percent.

This year, Yen Bai will allocate 1.8 billion VND to support local residents to build 1,436 hygienic toilets, carry out communication work, capacity building, monitoring, and evaluation activities so that all communes satisfy the standard in line with the programme's targets.

In addition to investing in infrastructure for domestic water supply projects in rural areas, the province has assigned the People’s Committee of communes to manage them and set up committees that are in charge of their operations.

Thuy Thanh

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