15:18 | 28/11/2015 Economy- Society
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung recently approved a water supply project for Ly Son Island in the central province of Quang Ngai that uses official development assistance (ODA) from the Republic of Korea (RoK).
Part of Ly Son island
The project costs about US$12 million. Of this, the RoK contributed US$10.8 million. It is scheduled to begin operations in a little over three years. The project will supply clean water to An Vinh and An Hai communes in Ly Son district, and improve the quality of life on the island.
Ly Son district lies 18 nautical miles off the coast and covers an area of 10km2. The island district has a population of approximately 21,000. The majority of residents earn a living from fishing, or farming garlic and onions./.