Better infrastructure for agriculture restructuring in Long Xuyen hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source :VNA)
Can Tho (VNA) – A project will be carried out in the near future to improve infrastructure to serve agriculture restructuring in the Long Xuyen Quadrilateral, a major agricultural hub in the southwest of Vietnam. 

The Long Xuyen Quadrilateral covers 490,000 hectares of land in Kien Giang and An Giang provinces and a small part of Can Tho city in the southwestern region. 

A comprehensive infrastructure system created under the proposed project, prepared by the Southern Institute for Water Resources Research, is set to support local agriculture’s sustainable development along with natural disaster prevention and response efforts. 

To that end, the project will survey local irrigation and transport facilities, recommend construction solutions, and estimate building expenses, among others. 

Scientists said existing infrastructure facilities in the area have been effective in agricultural production at one time, that helped to ensure food security. However, many of them no longer satisfy the growing agriculture restructuring demand. 

Deputy Director of the institute To Van Thanh said his organisation updated and adapted the project to the current drought and saltwater intrusion in the region. 

As the project requires a big amount of investment capital and relates to many ministries and sectors, more meetings will be held to thrash out and fine-tune the project before it is submitted to the Prime Minister for approval, said Nguyen Phong Quang, deputy head of the standing board of the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region.-VNA