11.8 mln USD for irrigation project in Kien Giang

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved a component of the Water Management Project for Rural Development in the Mekong Delta (WB6), which aims to build and install an irrigation drain system along the Cut Canal in the southern province of Kien Giang.

A salt instrusion prevention system in Kien Giang (Photo: VNA)
A salt instrusion prevention system in Kien Giang (Photo: VNA)

According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the sub-project will be implemented with a total investment of nearly 263 billion VND (around 11.8 million USD), including 9.5 million USD sourced from the World Bank.

Scheduled to be completed in early 2017, the irrigation efforts target climate change and rising sea level adaptation.

Once operational, the project will help manage water sources and prevent salt intrusion and flood tides while controlling and draining water, thus ensuring stable agriculture production and aquaculture activities in Rach Gia city and Tan Hiep and Chau Thanh districts.


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