Driven by a desire to provide residents with access to safe drinking water, the High Command launched the fresh water donation program in collaboration with the provincial Party Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilization and Binh Dai District’s Fatherland Front.

The drinking water donation was a simple gesture, but it had a profound and positive impact on the salinity-stricken area.

In addition to delivering water bottles to the water-deprived district, coast guards educated locals on water conservation and safe water usage amidst the ongoing saltwater intrusion and drought.

The High Command will continue to distribute drinking water to other water-stressed areas in the southern region in the coming days.

Over the past month, saline intrusion and droughts have caused a severe shortage of fresh water in several provinces in the Mekong Delta region, including Ben Tre, Long An, Kien Giang, Tien Giang, and Ca Mau, according to local media reports.

Residents in the region are struggling to secure clean water for their daily needs, while crops are suffering from the drought.

Extreme heat is affecting the southern region, with the highest temperature expected to reach 38 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, as per the national weather center.