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3 freshwater reservoirs under construction in southern Vietnam for climate change adaptation

3 freshwater reservoirs under construction in southern Vietnam for climate change adaptation

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10:07 GMT+7
3 freshwater reservoirs under construction in southern Vietnam for climate change adaptation
The construction site of a project to build Ta Lot freshwater reservoir at the foot of Cam Mountain in An Giang Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: Buu Dau / Tuoi Tre

An Giang Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region is developing three freshwater reservoirs, valued at over VND450 billion (US$19 million), to adapt to climate change and serve daily activities of local people in the province’s Bay Nui area.

Bay Nui, which means 'seven mountains' in Vietnamese, is a range of small mountains spanning Tri Ton and Tinh Bien Districts of this southern province.

The three reservoirs, namely Ta Lot, Nui Dai 2, Co To, are located in Tri Ton and Tinh Bien, with a total investment of over VND457 billion ($19.3 million), said a representative of the provincial management board for agricultural and transport project development on Friday.

The project, whose investor is the management board mentioned above, is expected to assist the Bay Nui inhabitants with restructuring agricultural production.

An overview of an earthen dam located near Cam Mountain to store freshwater. Photo: Buu Dau / Tuoi Tre
An overview of an earthen dam located near Cam Mountain to store freshwater. Photo: Buu Dau / Tuoi Tre

The Ta Lot reservoir will have the designed capacity of over 531,000 cubic meters and the designed flood level of nearly 40 meters. This reservoir is some 60 percent complete.

The Nui Dai 2 reservoir, whose designed capacity surpasses 558,000 cubic meters, is around 90 percent done.

The designed capacity of the Co To reservoir exceeds 193,000 cubic meters and its designed flood level is nearly 20 meters.

The development of these freshwater reservoirs will supply water for daily use and forest fire prevention and control in the dry season and serve flood control in the rainy season, thereby mitigating the impact of climate change in the mountainous region, the investor continued.

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