Mekong provinces link up on water management

The Mekong provinces of An Giang and Kien Giang have worked together to efficiently use water resources, combat natural disasters and cope with their aftermath.

Kien Giang and An Giang signed an agreement in 2013 for water resource management in the Long Xuyen Quadrilateral with support from the Integrated Coastal Management Programme (ICMP).

The agreement relates to water resource, flood and salinity control, water resources for irrigation and the responsibility of local authorities in implementing the agreement, Quang Trong Thao, deputy director of the Kien Giang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said at a recent conference on water management in the two provinces in 2013-2017.

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