On August 16, 2017 the Chairman of the Ninh Thuan Province Peoples Committee, Luu Xuan Vinh, hosted a workshop on commencing the study of “Boosting the application of advanced watering technology for grape production in Ninh Thuan province” conducted by the Institute for Water and Environment, and the study of “Planning on domestic water, social development and ensuring water security in Ninh Thuan province in the context of drought and climate change” implemented by Thudo Water Environment and infrastructure Joint Stock Company (Thudo Weico), which is under the Institute for Hydropower and Renewable Energy.
These two studies are parts of the Belgium-funded project of “Integrated water resource management and urban development in relation to climate change”, which is part of the Vietnam-Belgium Co-operation Programme.
At the workshop, participants and experts highlighted the studies’ goals, content and outputs. Accordingly, the study of “Boosting the application of advanced watering technology for grape production in Ninh Thuan province” is aimed to demonstrate tools for the public to exploit, manage, and use water resources via advanced technology in a bid to ensure sustainable development in the context of climate change.
Meanwhile, the study of “Planning on domestic water supply, social development and ensuring water security in Ninh Thuan province in the context of drought and climate change” is aimed to ensure water security, and devise orientations in supplying water for urban areas, industrial zones and complexes, as well as tourism areas in the province, based on the current situation of water sources.
At the workshop, delegates and representatives from the provincial departments and agencies reaffirmed the necessity of the studies, while highlighting a number of suggestions in order to improve the effectiveness of the studies’ results.
For the first study, the participants proposed that consulting units make technical solutions which are to be suitable to grape vine growth and the province’s climate and soil conditions.
Regarding the second study, the participants suggested that the consulting units combine this study with other types of planning that the province’s authorities have been implementing, such as water security and water balance. Especially, they should focus on devising solutions for water supply in the province’s key-development areas, including the northern tourism area and the southern industrial area.
Along with other activities within this project, the effective implementation of these two studies as schedule will contribute to supporting Ninh Thuan in coping with climate change.
(Collecting and compiling information of Hoang Diep from the website: http://nguonnuoc.org.vn).