Xylem Inc. has been awarded a $1.7 million contract with Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to design and supply advanced water pumping technologies as a key component of a significant irrigation project in Vietnam. Xylem will help to provide a reliable water supply at the Phu My pumping station in the Bắc Ninh province for 5,600 hectares (ha) of cultivated land in the area. The project forms part of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s ‘Strengthening Water Management and Irrigation Systems Rehabilitation Project’ to improve the province’s irrigation capacity. The Phu My pumping station irrigates cultivated land in the Thuan Thanh district and draws water from the Duong River during rainy season to improve agricultural land. Xylem’s Flygt pumping solutions will form a principal element of the irrigation scheme. With a capacity of 39,000 cubic meters per hour (m3/h), it will serve 25,000 people in the region. The plant is due to be operational by the end of 2015.