JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

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.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Latest news

Vietnam, US share aligned interests, vision: Ambassador Kritenbrink

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink is known as the ambassador of “the firsts” for his historic visits to Truong Son National Cemetery in Quang Tri Province and Ham Rong Bridge in Thanh Hoa Province. During his tenure, two U.S. aircraft carriers visited the Southeast Asian country.