A canal of the Phan Ri – Phan Thiet irrigation project. (Source: VNA)

The first phase of the Phan Ri – Phan Thiet irrigation project, which uses Japan’s non-refundable official development assistance (ODA) capital, was completed and put into operation on October 31.

The main components of Phase 1, which are located in Bac Binh district, includes irrigation and drainage facilities, an overflowing dam, a water-collecting sluice with a design flow of 20.7 cu.m per second; a drainage gate and an operation building.

The canal system includes a main canal of 9.72 kilometres, eight level-1 canals with a combined length of 40.79 kilometres, 29 level-2 canals with the length of 83.28 kilometres and more than 200 level-3 and field canals.

The drainage system has nine canals with a combined length of 34 kilometres.

The project, which has a total capital of 1,547 billion VND (68.7 million USD) also includes the building of two model farming fields and two resettlement areas.

The entire system will supply water to 15,700 hectares of farming land in Phan Ri delta, which is home to 10,100 hectares of cotton, 2,730 hectares of rice and 2,870 hectares of fruit.-VNA