Construction of two reservoirs of nearly 200 million cubic metres receives PM’s approval

Sunday, 2017-04-16 02:06:33
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Tuyen Quang hydropower plant’s reservoir. (Credit: thiennhien.net)
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NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the proposal to construct two reservoirs in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh and the northern province Hoa Binh with a total capacity of nearly 200 million cubic metres.

Accordingly, the Dong Mit Reservoir in Binh Dinh Province aims to regulate water supply to provide additional water in the dry season and to improve the local ecological environment, as well as reducing floods for the downstream, contributing to the local socio-economic development of four districts, including An Lao, Hoai An, Hoai Nhon and Phu My.

The reservoir has a total capacity of 89.8 million cubic metres with total investment of nearly VND2.1 trillion (US$92.4 million) in An Lao District. Major items include river dams, flood spillways, drainage culverts and auxiliary structures. The proposed duration for construction of the reservoir is five years (during 2017-2021).

The Canh Tang Reservoir in Hoa Binh Province is to be built in Lac Son and Yen Thuy Districts from 2017 to 2020 with a total investment of VND3.1 trillion (US$136.4 million).

The project aims to regulate water sources and supply water to approximately 6,460 ha of cultivated land of 17 communes in Lac Son and Yen Thuy Districts, as well as providing additional water supply for the downstream works in the dry season (watering 2,500 ha of Thach Thanh District, Thanh Hoa province) with a capacity of 2 cubic metres per second and supplying 200 ha of Lac Thinh Industrial Zone in Yen Thuy District.

It also aims to supply water to some 3,500 households of Vu Ban Town, Lac Son District and to create a basis for regional economic development under agricultural restructuring, contributing to stabilising the life of people in Yen Thuy and Lac Son Districts (Hoa Binh Province) and Thach Thanh District (Thanh Hoa Province).

The Canh Tang Reservoir measures 95 million cubic metres, including a river dam, flood spills, drainage culverts and auxiliary works located in Yen Phu Commune, Lac Son District, Hoa Binh Province.