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Dak Lak (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development plans to invest over 11.5 trillion VND (517.5 million USD) to upgrade over 20 irrigation facilities in Central Highland and southeastern provinces between 2016 and 2020. 

The money will be sourced from official development assistance (ODA), the State budget, and Government bonds. 

Once completed, the facilities are expected to ensure irrigation for over 50,000 hectare of cultivation land across the region. 

From 2011 to 2015, the ministry injected more than 4.8 trillion VND (216 million USD) to build a dozen large and medium sized irrigation works for the Central highlands, benefiting over 60,000 hectares of farm land. 

As many as 2,352 irrigation works have been built in the Central Highlands, irrigating 215,765 hectares of crops, including half of the wet rice cultivation area and 21 percent of the area under coffee plants.-VNA