Vietnam spends US$3 billion on irrigation construction works

The country has mobilized nearly VND70 trillion (US$3 billion) to build irrigation construction in countryside districts for 10 years, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at a yesterday meeting to review 10-year implementation of irrigation works in the government’s new rural plan.

Vietnam spends US$3 billion on irrigation construction works

Realizing that the significant role of irrigation in agricultural re-structuring and the government’s new rural plan, local administrations have built irrigation works.
Within 10 years, 86.3 percent of communes countrywide have completed irrigation construction. 80 percent of farming land where rainfall is irregular or dry times or drought is expected have been supplied with water.
The Ministry announced that each province must have two districts achieving irrigation standard or 95 percent of rural areas finishing the standard from 2021 to 2025.

By VAN PHUC – Translated by HAI SON

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