Yen Bai (VNA) – An irrigation work in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, built with funding of the Indian Embassy in Vietnam, was inaugurated on October 10 in the presence of Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Pranay Verma.

The 2.1km long irrigation system in Tan An ward, Nghia Lo township, was built at a total cost of 2.2 billion VND (nearly 100,000 USD), of which 50,000 USD was granted by the Indian Embassy.

Completed in March this year, the system ensures water for 75 ha of rice and food crops in three communes.

Addressing the inaugural event, Ambassador Pranay Verma said the aid is part of the traditional cooperation between the Indian Government and Yen Bai provinces.

Vice Chairwoman of the provincial People’s Committee Vu Thi Hien Hanh thanked the Indian Government for the help and asked for more development cooperation programmes between the two sides./.