Chelsea Clinton pushes clean water

Last updated 07:32 28/05/2013
Reuters

Chelsea Clinton is in Myanmar to promote safe drinking water awareness. Jessica Gray reports.

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Chelsea Clinton is carrying out some of her father's globe-trotting work in a country where her mother blazed a diplomatic trail - Myanmar.

She represented former President Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative at a ceremony bringing Procter and Gamble's Children's Safe Drinking Water initiative to the Southeast Asian nation.

The programme provides water purification packets to areas with unsafe water supplies. The project's organisers say access to safe drinking water is poor in rural Myanmar due to pollution.

Myanmar would have been denied such help a few years ago because it was shunned by the United States for its undemocratic military rule.

But as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton helped nudge an elected Myanmar government toward democratic reforms, making a groundbreaking visit in 2011.

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