Southeast Asia biggest dam inaugurated
VGP - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Thừa Thiên Huế People’s Committee yesterday jointly made a debut of the Thảo Long Dam in the lower section of the Hương (Perfume) River to prevent salt water.
Thảo Long Dam
Groudbroken in August 2001, with the total investment of around US $10 million, the ever biggest project of its kind in Southeast Asia is comprised of an anti-salt culvert system, a 600-m bridge, approach roads and ship dock.
Not only preventing salt water and keeping fresh water in the delta of the Hương River, the project also serves as a component in the transport system in the central coastal area.
It will facilitate the sustainable development of different regions, meet urgent demands for transport, socio-economic growth, prevention of natural disasters and rescue work.
By Kim Anh