Central Highlands provinces have invested in 2,261 irrigation initiatives with nearly 5,000 kilometres of canals to date, meeting the socio-economic development demand in the localities.

The irrigational system includes 1,150 reservoirs, 942 dams and 114 water-pumping stations, ensuring water for more than 202,100 hectares of crops including rice, coffee and vegetables, according to the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands Region.

A number of substantial irrigation works have served socio-economic development and ensured security and defence such as Dak Uy, Ayun Ha, Ea Sup Thuong, Ea Sup Ha and Ea Kao reservoirs.

More importantly, ethnic minority groups in the region have sufficient water for daily use.

According to a master plan on irrigation in the region through 2020, the provinces are to invest in an additional 1,614 irrigation works and upgrading 756 existing systems through a total capital of 58 trillion VND (2.67 billion USD).

The Central Highlands region comprises the five provinces of Dak Lak, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Dak Nong and Lam Dong.-VNA