Irigation system in Mekong Delta in a rush to ensure proposed schedule

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Nearly 400 workers, engineers and project management staff of the Cai Lon-Cai Be irrigation system are in a hurry to complete the work’s first phase in the southern Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.

Workers have finished 75 per cent of the workload. (Photo: SGGP)

Workers have finished 75 per cent of the workload. (Photo: SGGP)

Because saltwater intrusion has increased rapidly in this year, workers and technicians enjoyed a late Tet break starting on the 28th day of the last month and returned to work on the 7th day of the first lunar month.
The project aims to control salinity and resolve conflicts between aquaculture production from coastal areas and agricultural production areas in Kien Giang, Hau Giang and Bac Lieu provinces in the Cai Lon-Cai Be river basin; and contribute to the growth and stability in the fishery in Kien Giang coastal areas.
It also helps the region actively cope with climate change and sea-level rise; prevent natural disaster; create freashwater resources for coastal areas to solve the fresh water scarcity in dry season; reduce flood and overcome affecting aluminium toxicity in soil.
The first phase of the project at a cost of VND3, 309 billion (US$143 million) focuses on controlling water resources and creating condition for stable production on the area of 384,120 hectares, including agriculture and fisheries area of 346,241 hectares.
Irigation system in Mekong Delta in a rush to ensure proposed schedule ảnh 1 The remaining works of the Cai Lon-Cai Be irrigation system 
Irigation system in Mekong Delta in a rush to ensure proposed schedule ảnh 2 Workers get body temperature check everyday
Irigation system in Mekong Delta in a rush to ensure proposed schedule ảnh 3 Many boats are waiting for  transport through Cai Be sewer
Irigation system in Mekong Delta in a rush to ensure proposed schedule ảnh 4 Cai Be sewer has been temporarily put into operation on February 5 to control the salinity.
Irigation system in Mekong Delta in a rush to ensure proposed schedule ảnh 5 The side of Cai Be sewer  has been nearly completed.
Irigation system in Mekong Delta in a rush to ensure proposed schedule ảnh 6 Construction of Cai Lon sewer  has been implemented.

By Huynh Loi – Translated by Kim Khanh

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