Vietnam, RoK firm sign irrigation cooperation deal hinh anh 1At the signing ceremony. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water) will support and share experiences as well as technologies with Vietnam in dealing with water-related issues.

An agreement to this effect was signed between K-Water and the General Department of Irrigation under Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Hanoi on March 22.

Accordingly, K-Water will assist the Vietnamese side in monitoring and operating reservoirs to reduce floods and clean water supply in rural areas.

K-Water Vice President Park Won-cheol said the agreement will create a foundation for cooperation in irrigation between the two countries.

K-Water has joined a number of irrigation projects in Vietnamese localities such as Phu Yen province and Da Nang city in the central region, he said, adding that the corporation is completing procedures for a water treatment project in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

Vietnam and the RoK share many similarities in irrigation systems, thus K-Water wants to cooperate with the country in order to improve its irrigation systems, he noted.

Park said following the signing of the deal, K-Water will dispatch its staff to Vietnam to work with the MARD on contents of the agreement.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoang Van Thang said Vietnam is running many irrigation projects with the participation of the World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The ministry will create the best possible conditions for the two sides to fruitfully cooperate with each other, thus helping improve irrigation systems in Vietnam, he pledged.-VNA