Kien Giang works to address salinity intrusion hinh anh 1Massive crop losses by saltwater intrusion. (Photo: VNA)

Kien Giang (VNA) - The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang is working on measures to cope with saltwater intrusion, according to the provincial Irrigation Sub-Department.

Nguyen Huynh Trung, Deputy Director of the Kien Giang provincial Irrigation Sub-Department said, most of the sluice gates along western coast from Rach Gia city to the border district of Giang Thanh were closed to prevent saltwater intrusion and to keep fresh water for the 2017 – 2018 Winter – Spring crop.

Meanwhile, 37 others sewers in Tu Giac Long Xuyen area (Long Xuyen quadrangle) remain open to reduce pollution in cannels in Rach Gia city and discharge flood in Hon Dat district.

Besides, the construction of dams in key cannels without irrigation works is urged to prevent saltwater intrusion into fields and keep fresh water.

Irrigation works and cannel dredging projects in Tu Giac Long Xuyen area, the western part of Hau River and U Minh Thuong National Park have been accelerated.

The monitoring of water level and saltwater intrusion developments has been strengthened so that localities and residents can well prepare for their rice crops and aquaculture.-VNA