India to aid water management projects in Mekong Delta

India will fund seven water management projects at a cost of around $350,000 in four Mekong Delta provinces.

They are part of a non-refundable aid program for quick-impact projects under the framework of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC), which aims to provide direct socio-economic benefits to communities through short-term projects.

MoUs for the projects were signed in Can Tho on Wednesday, the Indian consulate general in HCMC said.

Of the seven projects, each costing $50,000, Hau Giang, Kien Giang and Tien Giang will get two each and Ben Tre the other.

They will include sewer construction, rainwater collection and storage, and building systems to supply water to areas affected by saltwater intrusion.

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Phan Anh, Hoang Nam