Hau Giang to upgrade irrigation systems

Update: February, 18/2016 - 16:15
Workers dredging Xa No Canal in Can Tho City, Hau Giang Province. — Photo

HAU GIANG (VNS) — Hau Giang Province will invest more than VND1.8 trillion (US$80.4 million) in building irrigation systems to help agricultural production and prevent saline intrusion to improve the living environment.

The irrigation projects would serve several purposes, the province said, such as improving agricultural production and road and water transport, and preventing natural disasters and climate change.

The transition projects that will be prioritised for completion are the construction of Xa No embankment, saline prevention dams in Vi Thanh City's Long My District, protection dams for cane material areas, as well as project WB6 and Nam Xa No drain project.

The province will prepare plans to dredge canals such as Xa No 2, Hau Giang 3, Xang Nang Mau and canals of level 1 and 2, besides canals that facilitate water transport. It will also revamp the ecological environment in the districts of Phung Hiep, Vi Thuy and Chau Thanh A and in Vi Thanh City.

Hau Giang Province will construct embankments in 110 landslide-prone locations, and start a new agricultural production project using new irrigation techniques for 5000ha of vegetables and fruit trees.

Twenty-seven canals of level 1 (with the total length of 600km), 266 canals of level 2 (1300km), and 588 canals of level 3 (more than 1600km) throughout the province will be overhauled.

The province will prepare detailed planning for all projects and supervise all implementation processes to develop a synchronous irrigation infrastructure.

The construction of all projects will be carefully managed to save the maximum resources and achieve good results. — VNS