Bun Xang lake (Source: http://canthotv.vn/)
Can Tho (VNA) – Work on the Bun Xang lake project in Ninh Kieu district, in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho began on June 28, using the World Bank’s loans.

With total investment of 222 billion VND (nearly 10 million USD) sourced from the World Bank’s official development assistance (ODA) sources and the locality’s counterpart capital, the p roject is scheduled to be completed after 20 months of construction.

It will focus on dredging 12.6 ha of lake-bed, building 2,830 metres of road and 2,500 metres of embankment surrounding the lake, along with separate rain water and waste water drainage systems, and water and electricity supply systems, and green space, among others.

This is the last project within the urban upgrading project in Mekong Delta region – Can Tho city subproject. It aims to improve environmental sanitation, increase water reserves and regulate water along the Bun Xang lake, towards preventing flooding in the city’s central areas and bettering living condition for the locals.

The project is also expected to make the city greener, cleaner and more beautiful, thus attracting more visitors.

Implemented from 2012 to 2017, the WB-funded subproject comprises of 30 construction package deals worth over 90 million USD. The districts of Cai Rang, Ninh Kieu, Binh Thuy, and O Mon are benefiting from the project.-VNA