Keppel Land presents saline water purifier system to people in Ben Tre province
Living Well is a project initiated by Keppel Land to bring clean water to people in the Mekong Delta. This is one of the areas that are severely affected by drought and saltwater intrusion.
Each saltwater purification system, sponsored by Keppel Land, has a capacity of producing 6,000 liters of clean water per day. Thanks to that, people in Bao Thuan and Dai Hoa Loc communes in Ben Tre province will have clean water to use in daily life.
Mr. Dang Van Quyt (75 years old), a resident of Dai Hoa Loc commune, shared: “The people here are very happy to have clean water for daily use. Years ago, during the drought season, residents in this area were very happy. coastal areas face many difficulties due to lack of clean water for daily life. The groundwater wells are contaminated with salt, and the local water supply system serving the people is not better.”
Mr. Dang Van Quyt, a resident of Dai Hoa Loc commune, is happy to bring clean water home.
Ms. Dang Thi Luy (76 years old) excitedly said: “My husband passed away nearly ten years ago. I live alone thanks to the state subsidy. The cost of living every month has spent several hundred thousand. Clean water costs another 100,000 to 150,000 VND/m3 of water, so now having a water purifier like this saves a lot of money.”
Ms. Luy, who has lived alone for nearly 10 years on a state subsidy, now has clean water for daily use.
Speaking at the awarding ceremony of the saline water purifier, Mr. Joseph Low, Chairman of Keppel Land Vietnam said: “We are delighted to be able to contribute to improving the lives of 20,000 people in Ben Tre through the project. As a result, people here, one of the most severely affected areas by drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta, will have clean water for daily use.”
Keppel Land volunteers teach local students how to maintain their water purifiers and use water sparingly
Representative of Keppel Land Vietnam, representative of Ben Tre Provincial Youth Union, representative of Bao Thuan commune and people listening to instructions on how to use a water purifier
Present in Vietnam since the 90s, Keppel Land has grown and become one of the largest foreign investors here. Over the past 3 decades, Keppel Land has focused on community activities focusing on environmental management, especially climate change and social responsibility. This is also one of the core goals of Keppel’s Vision 2030 sustainability strategy. In 2022, Keppel Land celebrates 30 years of development in Vietnam and Living Well is one of many activities to celebrate this memorable milestone.
Deploying for the first time in Ben Tre, Living Well is made possible in partnership with Keppel Land, Keppel Infrastructure, a subsidiary of the Keppel Group, and Tien Phong newspaper. In the future, Keppel Land will continue to bring Living Well to other locations in Vietnam as well as other countries in Asia, helping to strengthen the company’s commitment to support, contribute to the community and enhance people’s lives high.
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