A ceremony was held on April 27 in the central province of Binh Dinh to inaugurate the Van Phong irrigation section.

The work in Binh Tuong commune, Tay Son district, cost more than 2 trillion VND (92.6 million USD) from Government bonds, and is part of the construction of the Binh Dinh reservoir project.

It is supplying water for nearly 10,500 hectares in the lowlands of Tay Son, An Nhon, and Phu Cat districts.

During the ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Binh Dinh People’s Committee Mai Thanh Thang said the section, together with the Van Phong elevated reservoir, will supply water for 20,000 hectares of crops.

This will rise to 27,000 hectares once phase two of the project is complete.

The Binh Dinh reservoir, with a capacity of 226 million cubic metres is expected to help the agricultural sector of the province, boosting the development of the central coastal region.-VNA