dau tieng lake

Daily activities on Dau Tieng Lake

Dau Tieng Reservoir covers parts of Binh Duong, Tay Ninh and Binh Phuoc provinces. It is the biggest man-made fresh water reservoir in the country’s south with a holding capacity of 1.58 billion cubic meters.
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A fisherman is on board a fishing boat in Dau Tieng Reservoir in the morning. Fishermen in the area use composite boats costing from VND70 million (US$3,150) to VND100 million each

The lake has a floodgate for releasing water into the Saigon River and two canals to supply water for agricultural production in the southeastern region. The reservoir is also a source of income for local residents as fish abound there.

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A boy identified as Linh fixes a fishing net on board a boat in Dau Tieng Reservoir. After school, Linh usually helps his parents with small and easy jobs

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Fishing boats gather at a pier for fishermen to sell fish to traders in the afternoon. Traders will sell those fresh fish at the market in the evening

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A fisherman transfers fish from a basket into a container of traders. After finishing a transaction in the afternoon, fishermen will start another fishing session at night to catch fish for sale early in the morning

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Children play in Dau Tieng Lake – Photos: Minh Triet

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