The project’s aim was to benefit people living in rural area by improving the provision of basic services such as water, sanitation and community health. Rural communities’ access to clean water was improved as a result of project implementation. The project was designed to be carried out in two phases, supporting Vietnam’s National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Strategy up to 2020 (RWSS 2020). Each phase overlapped by approximately two years and lasted about five years. The first phase of the project began in 2006.