THE PRIME MINISTER
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, November 24, 2021
Approving the National Strategy for rural water supply and sanitation by 2030, with a vision towards 2045
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated June 19, 2015; the Law on Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Organization of the Government and the Law on Organization of Local Administration dated November 22, 2019;
Pursuant to the Decree No. 117/2007/ND-CP dated July 11, 2007 of the Government on clean water production, supply and consumption; Decree No. 124/2011/ND-CP amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Decree No. 117/2007/ND-CP dated July 11, 2007 of the Government on clean water production, supply and consumption;
At the proposal of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,
Article 1. To approve the National Strategy for rural water supply and sanitation by 2030, with a vision towards 2045, consisting of the following principal contents:
1. Safe rural water supply and sanitation is an important task so as to protect the health, ensure social security, and contribute to improving the quality of life for rural people, thus narrowing the gap between rural and urban areas while maintaining water security and sustainable socio-economic development.
2. The rural water supply and sanitation must follow the motto “the State and the people work together” and “people know, people discuss, people do, people monitor, people are beneficiaries”. The socialization of rural clean water supply and sanitation shall be promoted, and all resources shall be attracted to invest in the construction, management and operation of works in an efficient and sustainable manner.
3. To develop rural clean water supply and sanitation infrastructure suitable to the culture, customs, and specific conditions of each region, in line with the infrastructure systems of other sectors and fields, thus ensuring the safety and resilience against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change.
1. Overall objectives
- To ensure that rural people have the right to access and use clean water supply services in a fair, convenient and safe manner as well as at a reasonable cost; to ensure domestic and public hygiene, environmental sanitation, disease prevention and control.
- To protect the health and prevent the diseases related to water and sanitation, improve the quality of life, ensure social security for rural people, narrow the gap between rural and urban areas, thus contributing to building new-style rural areas.
2. Specific objectives
a) By 2030:
- 65% of the rural population has access to clean water of standard quality with at least 60 liters/person/day.
- 100% of rural households, schools, health stations have hygienic latrines that meet standards and regulations; 100% of rural people regularly practice personal hygiene.
- To strive that 25% of concentrated rural residential areas have domestic wastewater collection systems, 15% of domestic wastewater is treated; 75% of livestock households and farms have livestock waste treated.
b) By 2045: To strive that 100% of rural people use safe and sustainable clean water and sanitation; 50% of concentrated rural residential areas have domestic wastewater collection systems, 30% of domestic wastewater is treated; 100% of livestock households and farms have livestock waste treated.
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