|A degrading sewer system on Lô River in Tuyên Quang Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Tý|Viet Nam News
TUYÊN QUANG — More than 350 of nearly 3,000 irrigation structures in the northern province of Tuyên Quang are seriously degraded and at risk of breaking down at any point during the ongoing rainy season.
According to Nguyễn Công Hàm, deputy director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, these include 61 severely broken works, 43 large-scale broken or downgraded works and 94 middle-scale structures.
He said that the broken or downgraded irrigation systems need nearly VNĐ1 trillion (US$43.5 million) in total for repair work.
The department is asking for assistance from the State and provincial budgets.
Tuyên Quang Province’s management board of irrigation systems has been assigned to assess the status of the structures, especially reservoirs to make repair plans.
Weak structures must be reported to authorised agencies for timely repairs. Officers must be mobilised to quickly spot incidents and follow weather developments to adjust water levels. — VNS