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Water filtration kiosk in Ben Tre provides clean water for 6,000 households

May 12, 2020 | 07:33

A US non-governmental organisation, East Meets West Foundation (EMWF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Women's Union on May 11 held an opening ceremony of the brackish water filtration kiosk to provide drinking water to 6,000 households in Ben Tre province.

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The brackish water filtration kiosk can provide drinking water to 6,000 households in Ben Tre province. Source: EMWF

The organisation also donates hand washing devices with soaps to 40 kindergartens, 40 commune health stations and 200 poor households in the province.

This activity was part of the new program called, “Women’s Initiative to Leave No One Behind in Preventing the Spread of COVID-19.”

The project aims to empower women in 173 communes in 5 provinces of Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Ben Tre in disease prevention efforts in the selected provinces.

With funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the grant package worth more than VND 1.5 billion (USD 64.284) will be implemented by the Provincial Women's Union as the focal point. The coordinating unit is the Center for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation in the province.

water filtration kiosk ensures quality water for 6000 households in ben tre
This activity was part of the new program called, “Women’s Initiative to Leave No One Behind in Preventing the Spread of COVID-19.”
water filtration kiosk ensures quality water for 6000 households in ben tre
A Labobo/Happy Tap hand washing device.

Specifically, the program will carry out activities including financing the installation of brackish water filtration kiosk with a capacity of 72,000 liters per day-night, expected to supply drinking water to about 6,000 households, of which 3,600 households in 3 communes Tan Xuan, Tan My and My Hoa, Ba Tri district are in shortage of fresh water.

Providing water tanks for 200 poor and disadvantaged households in 40 communes; providing 360 hand washing devices with soaps for 40 commune health stations, 40 preschools and 200 disadvantaged households in 40 project communes. Supporting the local Women's Union and the health sector to develop communication materials on COVID-19 and hygiene practices.

In addition, to support the poor and disadvantaged households who cannot access fresh water at the system located in Tan My commune, the program will distribute fresh water bottles to over 250 poor and disabled households in 3 communes Tan Xuan, Tan My and My Hoa.

water filtration kiosk ensures quality water for 6000 households in ben tre
The water filtration kiosk ensures that vulnerable people have sustainable access to clean, safe drinkable water.

Saltwater has intruded into many coastal areas in the Mekong Delta, causing a shortage of water for households and agricultural production.

In Ben Tre, the first province to be affected, saltwater intrusion began in mid-February.

Local residents in the province’s coastal areas have to store fresh water in ponds and containers for household use and agricultural production./.

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