Inspecting a reservoir in Quang Tri (Source: Internet)
 
Quang Tri (VNA) – The central province of Quang Tri has begun repairing and upgrading 12 reservoirs in order to increase their resilience, especially during the rainy and flood season.

The province expects the repair and upgrading of the reservoirs, estimated to cost over 226 billion VND (9.9 million USD) with 214 billion VND coming from World Bank (WB) loans, will be completed by 2022.

According to the provincial People’s Committee, the upgraded reservoirs include Kinh Mon and Dap Hoi in Gio Linh district; Khe Muong in Hai Lang district; Ho Km6 in Dong Ha city; Co Kieng 2, Ho Tram, Khe Na, Khom 2 and Duc Duc in Vinh Linh district; Khom 7 and Tan Vinh in Huong Hoa district; and Da Cua in Cam Lo district.

Among those, Kinh Mon is a second-level reservoir which has a designed capacity of 21 million cu.m.

Quang Tri province has 131 reservoirs serving irrigation for more than 25,000 ha of farming land, aquaculture, daily use and industry. Of them, 48 have degraded seriously, posing risks during the rainy and flood season.

The locality needs about 1.2 trillion VND (52.8 million USD) to repair and upgrade the degraded reservoirs.-VNA