Kien Giang builds salinity control facilities

Monday, 2019-11-11 09:41:29
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The Nhanh canal in Rach Gia city. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – The southern province of Kien Giang has begun the construction of facilities to control the invasion of saltwater in the coastal areas in Rach Gia city, Chau Thanh district and Kien Luong district.

The building of salinity control facilities is being completed under the National Target Programme forClimate Change Response and Green Growth for the 2016-2020 period.

The facilities include a sewer on the Nhanh canal and a sewer on the Ta Nien canal funded by the central and local budget.

The sewer on the Nhanh canal worth over VND207 billion (US$8.9 million) is located in Rach Gia city. The construction of the sewer is expected to be completed in 18 months.

Meanwhile, the sewer on the Ta Nien canal belongs to Chau Thanh district worth VND60 billion (US$2.5 million) and is scheduled for completion after 16 months.

The leader of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Kien Giang province said that the project, together with other salinity control systems, will help the province to cope with climate change and sea levels rising, contributing to developing the road transport in Rach Gia city and Chau Thanh district.

In addition, the facilities will help the province to actively control and regulate water sources, prevent saltwater intrusion and keep fresh water to serve agricultural production and aquaculture of the locals.