Mekong Delta province faces severe water shortage

The Mekong Delta province of Long An, which has been hit by severe drought this year, needs more fresh water, but can only supply about 50 percent of demand from its 35 fresh water treatment plants and stations. 

Nearly 736,000cu.m of water will be needed by 2030, according to the province’s planning on water supply.

Currently, its plants can only supply 206,000cu.m of fresh water. It lacks more than 215,000cu.m of fresh water to serve industrial and urban development and people’s daily activities.

In urban areas, fresh water is supplied by small and medium-sized plants operated by the Long An Water Supply Sewerage Joint Stock Company, Kien Tuong Water Supply Sewerage and Environment Joint Stock Company, and others.

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