Mega irrigation system to help Mekong Delta tackle drought, salinity

One of the two parts of a mega irrigation system in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta will start operation next month in Kien Giang Province.

Construction of the system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) started in November 2019, with two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai Be rivers, both originating in Hau Giang and passing through Kien Giang before meeting the sea.

It would combine with a coastal dam in the region to combat climate change, rising sea levels and flooding, as well as help develop infrastructure for road transport.

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