Illustrative image. (Photo: vpcp.chinhphu.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a project to build the first phase of Cai Lon – Cai Be irrigation system in the Mekong Delta provinces of Kien Giang and Ca Mau from 2017-2021.

The project will be managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development with investment of more than 3.3 trillion VND (over 145 million USD).

It aims to control salinity in the two provinces and help develop local aquaculture.

The project will start this year with capital preparation, designing and land clearance. - VNA