Vietnam’s mega irrigation system to be ready in two weeks

A MEGA irrigation system to supply water to agricultural fields in the Mekong Delta is expected to be completed in two weeks.

It is also expected to save the southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta from drought and increasing salinity.

According to a Vn Express report, the system is worth VND3.3 trillion (US$142.17 million) and comprises two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai Be rivers.

Both the rivers originate from the Hau Giang province and pass through Kien Giang province before flowing out to the sea.

The huge irrigation system which is overseen by the Irrigation Work Investment and Construction Management Board No. 10 under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, started in November 2019 and is now 98 per cent complete.

Its director Le Hong Linh said contractors were adding the final touches to auxiliary items like growing plants and completing the lighting system.

New Straits Times