Cau Ngoi channel which its total length of 7,179.7 m, passing through Thanh Hai Commune, Van Hai Ward (of Phan Rang – Thap Cham City) and Khanh Hai Town (of Ninh Hai district) provides water for 2,682.09 ha of production and domestic water for thousands of households around. Over many years of operation, up to now, the channel has been degraded, the two banks are eroded, causing water loss in the dry season and flooding in the rainy season.
In order to proper regulate and manage water resources for agriculture production in dry weather conditions, the Irrigation Management Limited Company (IMC) has carried out anual dredging and reinforcement. However, ưater permeability is still not completly addressed. To promote the long-term effectiveness of the whole channel as well as to facilitate the application of scientific and technical advances to agricultural production, towards environmental improvement and aesthetic ensuring, with the support from the Kingdom of Belgium, the Implementation for Capacity Development and ODA Water Resources Projects in Ninh Thuan Province (MCDU) carried out the Extension and Reinforcement of Cau Ngoi channel project with the total investment value of VND 162 billion.
According to the MCDU’s leader, this is a concrete-invested pilot project for climate change response. In order to facilitate the work construction, several meetings, consultation of local authorities and people on the importance of the project were organized by the MCDU. At the consultations, 100% of the households in the three localities agreed and the ground clearance work was also facilitated thanks to the active response of the people. On August 3rd, the local authorities handed over the site to the construction unit. The decision of establishing a Community Monitoring Board for Cau Ngoi work was issued contemporarily. MCDU has also coordinated with the relevant units to provide training on monitoring skills for the community.
It can be said that the Extension and Reinforcement of Cau Ngoi channel project is a key project serving the restructuring of agricultural production in Phan Rang - Thap Cham city in the direction of sustainable, high technology application. People at the project area, mainly rely on cultivation which was often effected by flooding, so their livings are difficult. The construction projects have met the aspirations of local authorities and people, so the clearance works smoothly. The site clearance work is the prerequisite condition for the investor and contractors to accelerate the project progress. Anticipating the effective results from the project, the People's Committee of Phan Rang – Thap Cham city has directed the communes and wards in the region to adjust the crop structure in the direction of increasing the turnover coefficient of land use, increasing the area of agricultural cultivation, replication of hi-tech application models towards increasing income and improving the living standards of the people in the beneficiary area.