Mekong Delta’s biggest irrigation system near completion

A mega irrigation system to save southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta from drought and salinity will be fully completed in two weeks.

The system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) comprises two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai Be rivers, both originating in Hau Giang Province and passing through Kien Giang Province before meeting the sea. The system further includes bridges and embankments that connect with national highways.

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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