The project aims to promote climate change adaptation and drought resilience, increase irrigation efficiency serving agriculture restructure, and improve irrigation management service and techniques as well as operation of irrigation works.
The project includes two work packages: (1) repairing and upgrading an irrigation work and irrigation system Đăk Long, Sa Loong commune, Ngọc Hồi district and irrigation systems in districts of Đăk Tô, Ngọc Hồi, Đăk Hà, and Kon Rẫy in the Central Highlands province Kon Tum; (2) applying effective water management measures for the inner field, practicing and upscaling Climate-Smart Agriculture.
The project will last for four years from June 2022 to June 2026. It has total funding of US$13.929 million. In which, the majority (US$10.364 million) comes from the loan of Asian Development Bank, a minor amount (US$0.3 million) is non-refundable ODA and the rest (nearly US$ 3.3 million) is counterpart funding.
The Central Highlands provinces are well-known for industrial crops like coffee, pepper, rubber, and fruits. These provinces are one of the most severely affected areas by drought in Vietnam.
Sources & further information: “Nearly-14-mln-USD project to modernise Kon Tum’s irrigation system” at https://en.vietnamplus.vn and “Kon Tum: Đầu tư gần 14 triệu USD hiện đại hóa hệ thống thủy lợi” at https://nongnghiep.vn, accessed on 23 March 2022.