The Noong Luong 1 Reservoir was inaugurated on May 7 in northern Dien Bien province’s Muong Phang commune, where the Dien Bien Phu Campaign headquarters was located.

The inauguration of the project was part of activities to mark the 59 th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu historic victory (May 7).

The 1.2 million cubic-metre reservoir, which cost 82 billion VND (approximately 3.92 million USD), took two years to build.

The reservoir will irrigate 150 hectares of rice fields in six villages of ethnic groups in the commune, promoting economic development and reducing poverty.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Hoang Van Nhan, Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee of Dien Bien province, stressed that the completion of the project creates favourable conditions for local people to develop their agriculture-forestry-fishery production and tourism.-VNA