During the severe drought over past years, Cho Lach district, known as the land of ornamental trees and fruits, was among the localities most affected by saline intrusion.

Local people have introduced many solutions to store fresh water, including storing it in ditches, gardens, bags, and ponds, among others.

Over recent years, many important works within the North and South Ben Tre irrigation network projects have received investment, including Ba Lai Dam, Kenh Lap Reservoir, and dykes, among others, to prevent saltwater intrusion and store fresh water.

In the time to come, Ben Tre will continue to implement projects to basically complete the North and South Ben Tre irrigation networks by 2025./.