Bien Ho Che (Tea lake), in Gia Lai province. The lake is located in Chu Pah district of Gia Lai province, roughly 13km north of the centre of Pleiku city. As the name Bien ho Che (Tea lake) implies itself, it represents the sheer vastness of the surrounding tea hill. Early in the morning when the dew still lingers on the leaves, visitors are able to enjoy the pristine beauty and vitality of the new day. Photo: Nguyen Quang Ngoc Tonkin / Shutterstock. … [Read more...] about Seven must-visit destinations of the Central Highlands region
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Statistics from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development show that Dak Lak has 782 irrigation constructions including 607 reservoirs with a capacity to store a total of 650 million cubic metres of water. Several major reservoirs can store some millions of cubic metres alone on its own, providing water to thousands of hectares of crops in the downstream. But over 100 dams need to be repaired quickly for the rainy season. Luckily, none have cracks. During the last rainy season, three reservoirs in Ea Sup District had been badly damaged. Hundreds of households were worried as the water leaked out and caused erosion at several spots. Meanwhile, half of the deteriorating reservoirs are medium and large-scale constructions. The statistics show that the management capacity and maintenance work in the past years have been very weak. Many dams and reservoirs in Dak Lak have been built decades ago and gone through several management bodies. 35 of the most at-risk are managed by … [Read more...] about Dak Lak deteriorating dams and reservoirs in need of repair