Ben Tre speeds up land clearance for Japan’s water management project

The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre is speeding up land clearance for the implementation of a water management project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The project worth over 6.1 trillion VND (261.4 million USD) aims to prevent saltwater intrusion caused by climate change, according to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Huu Lap.

It is carried out in Chau Thanh, Binh Dai, Giong Trom, Mo Cay Bac, and Mo Cay Nam districts, and Ben Tre city, he said.

The main goal is strengthening the protection and use of water resources for agricultural production and lives of people in the target areas without being threatened by saline intrusion due to climate change and the overexploitation of water in the upstream part of the Mekong River, he added.

The project is expected to benefit a total of 207,275 households in the province.

Source: Vietnam News Agency