Source: XINHUA | 2012-12-19 | ONLINE EDITION
HANOI, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a loan package of 212 million U.S. dollars for Vietnam to improve its water supply, Vietnam's state-run news agency reported on Wednesday.
The package, which is the second phase of the one-billion- dollar loan signed in 2011 between the two countries, will benefit three million residents in rural areas in provinces and cities of Binh Duong, Dak Lak, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Tri, Da Nang and Hai Phong.
As of 2006, 92 percent of Vietnam's urban areas have been supplied with safe water. In the next ten years, about 15 million Vietnamese people will be able to have safe water supply, according to ADB's funding program.