The southern province of Bình Thuận plans to invest VNĐ27 billion (around US$1.2 million) to build sea dikes in landslide-hit areas. — Photo baobinhthuan.vn
BÌNH THUẬN — The southern province of Bình Thuận plans to invest VNĐ27 billion (around US$1.2 million) to build sea dikes in landslide-hit areas.
The information was released by Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phạm Văn Nam at a meeting on Wednesday.
Nam urged the targeted localities to complete sea dike designs in February to accelerate the implementation of the projects.
Bình Thuận, with a 192km-long coastline, has seen increasingly serious seawater intrusion along 15km in the coastal areas of Tuy Phong District, Phan Thiết City, and La Gi Town, affecting over 350 local households.
According to the Phan Thiết City People’s Committee, since 2010, sea encroachment has triggered landslides along its 1.8km coast and about 20-30 metres inland in the city’s Đức Long Ward and Tiến Thành Commune.
The sea encroachment has affected 200 households. Other households have struggled to prevent high waves to keep their residences intact. — VNS