PM inspects drought combat in Ninh Thuan

Monday, 29/04/2024 09:18
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh surveyed the drought situation in Ninh Son district, inspected the Tan My irrigation project and directed the work of preventing and combating the impact of prolonged heat and drought in the south central province of Ninh Thuan on April 28.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (L) directs drought combat in Ninh Thuan (Photo: VNA) 

Seeing with his own eyes the drought situation on the large My Son field and checking the operation of the Tan My irrigation system, considered the most modern in Vietnam at present, the Prime Minister stressed that in the coming time, it is forecast that more heat waves will come at greater intensity than the average of many previous years.

He requested Ninh Thuan to closely monitor the situation and implement measures to promptly and effectively respond to natural disasters and extreme weather, especially heat and drought, to minimise damage to production and impact on people's lives.

Ninh Thuan province must effectively operate irrigation systems to proactively store water to ensure that it meets the minimum need for crops when water shortage occurs, and at the same time, survey and identify areas at risk of water shortage to proactively carry out solutions to ensure water supply for local residents.

It is necessary to dredge canals and reservoirs to restore and increase water storage capacity, and efficiently operate the Tan My irrigation system and other irrigation works to coordinate water supply and best meet the requirements for production and daily life, and prevent water loss and waste, Chinh said.

He asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to focus key resources on developing irrigation lakes and keep updated on the drought situation in residential and farming areas to effectively support localities in drought prevention and control.

The Government leader affirmed that the Party and State will pay attention to removing water-related problems for Ninh Thuan./.

CPV (Source: VNA)