Dutch provide $366,000 to supply water to HCMC’s poor

The Netherlands has pledged 249,000 euros (US$366,000) to Ho Chi Minh City for building a pipeline to supply water to poor households in Districts 8 and Binh Tan.

The project will be funded through the country’s Water for Life.

The Dutch Government announced this at a conference October 8 it organized together with the city People’s Committee on climate change and management of water resources in the Mekong Delta.

The country’s Deputy Transport and Water Resource Management Minister Tineke Huizinga signed a commitment to help the city fight climate change.

The Netherlands also signed a letter of intent with the Vietnam National University in HCMC to build the country’s first institute to study climate change.

Deputy chairman of the city People’s Committee, Nguyen Thanh Tai, said the cooperation with the Dutch Government would help the city limit the effects of climate change on people’s lives.

By A.Van – Translated by Moc Lan

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