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Vietnam agriculture ministry inaugurates sluice gates in Mekong Delta

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 17:10 GMT+7
Vietnam agriculture ministry inaugurates sluice gates in Mekong Delta
Officials attend the inauguration ceremony of three sluice gates in Vinh Long Province, Vietnam, September 22, 2020. Photo: E.X. / Tuoi Tre

The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development handed over three sluice gates to authorities of the Mekong Delta provinces of Tra Vinh and Vinh Long at an inauguration ceremony on Tuesday.

The three sluice gates, namely Bong Bot in Tra Vinh and Tan Dinh and Vung Liem in Vinh Long, are part of a greater project improving climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods in the Mekong Delta region, which costs an investment of VND746 billion (US$31.9 million). 

The sluice gates were built to help control saltwater intrusion and flood tide, turn out clean water, avoid waterlogging, and improve soil quality for over 28,000 hectares of natural land in the two localities.

The three constructions apply advanced and complex operating technology, according to Le Hong Linh, director of the Irrigation Construction Investment and Management Board 10.

Linh suggested the agriculture ministry continue arranging investment to ensure proactive control over water supply for production and daily life of local people.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong requested the board to cooperate with relevant agencies in Tra Vinh and Vinh Long to operate the sluice gates in the best manner.

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