The biggest reservoir in the central province of Quang Binh has been put into use for in Truong Xuan commune, Quang Ninh district.

The Rao Da Reservoir, costing more than 347 billion VND (17.3 million USD), has the capacity of more than 83 million cubic metres.

The reservoir includes a main dam, measuring 700m in length and 33m in height, with three auxiliary dams totalling 469m, plus flood mitigation and canal systems.

The reservoir will supply water for nearly 6,000ha of rice paddy in Quang Ninh and Le Thuy districts and ensure clean water for about 40,000 residents in five communes of Quang Ninh district. It will also help reduce flooding in the lowlands and increase the aquaculture area.

Speaking at the inaugurating ceremony, Quang Binh People's Committee chairman Nguyen Huu Hoai praised the the reservoir's quality and called for its operation to be well managed../.