Japanese-funded project to help Ben Tre manage water resources hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Ben Tre (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has launched a Japanese-funded water management project worth 266,170 USD.

Covering Chau Thanh, Binh Dai, Giong Trom, Mo Cay Bac, Mo Cay Nam districts and Ben Tre city, the project aims to protect and enhance the efficiency of water resources use, thus preventing salinity from affecting agricultural production and avoiding the over-exploitation of water in the Mekong River upstream.

Eight drains and one pumping station will be built, along with a monitoring and censoring system.

The project will help deal with tide and sea level rise, while control salinity over 203,270 hectares of areas in the site, and providing irrigation system to about 110,00 hectares of agricultural land across Ben Tre province.

At the same time, it will also help improve the water environment and form a waterway transport system in the region and strengthen the management of surface water resources in the province.

Ground clearance work for the project is scheduled to complete in July 2020, so that all items of the projects can be finished between 2022 and 2025.

Chairman of the Ben Tre People’s Committee Cao Van Trong said that once completed, the project is hoped to help the province control the water resources and improve the local transport system./.