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Can Tho upgrades irrigation system

Update: August, 19/2014 - 08:00
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CAN THO (VNS) — The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has upgraded 132 dams and completed the dredging of canals in the districts of Vinh Thanh, Co Do, and Thoi Lai.

The sullage pit system in the districts of Phong Dien, O Mon, Thot Not and Cai Rang have been connected to ensure safety for 62,000ha of paddy and 14,000ha of fruit trees.

According to the city's Centre Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the water levels of the Mekong River will rise to 1.92-1.95m in the last two weeks of August and the first days of September.

This is at the third and highest alarm level, which denotes that it threatens agricultural production and people's livelihoods. — VNS


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