Granted an ODA fund by the Government of Belgium for Integrated Water Resources Management and Urban Development in relation to Climate Change in Ninh Thuan Province project, an activity of strengthening irrigation system management and operation capacity, with the focus on the aspect of management, was carried out, and a modern management mechanism was also developed by the province for Irrigation Management Limited Company of Ninh Thuan (IMC). Besides, capacity on irrigation operation and regulation of the local water user groups (WUGs) were increased.
In order to ensure good performance of the above-mentioned objectives implementation, a survey preceding implementation planning was conducted in Ninh Thuan by the PIM experts from Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (VAWR) from January 25-29, 2018 as an initial basic review.
During the discussion among the Mission Team, the Irrigation Branch, IMC, the People's Committee of Ninh Phuoc District and the People's Committee of Phuoc Hau Commune, proposed localities for the pilot region, it was agreed that the consolidation of the WUGs would focus on its human resources and operation mechanism to maximize the exploitation of the water regulation works, the interior field canals and ditches forwards establishment of a local WUG coalition.
In addition, supporting Phuoc Hau CPC to create a large sample field, included as one of the PIM activities, was also actively discussed between the Mission Team with the communal leaders and the Co-operative towards an agreement of initial implementation steps. The activity of strengthening irrigation system management and operation capacity will be implemented within 12 months and expected to complete by the end of 2018 with positive results.