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Lack of funds halts work to strengthen sea defences

Update: September, 08/2014 - 08:49
A lack of capital has delayed planned sea dyke upgrades in northeastern Quang Ninh Province's Tien Yen District for two years.— Photo baoquangninh

QUANG NINH (VNS) — A lack of capital has delayed planned sea dyke upgrades in northeastern Quang Ninh Province's Tien Yen District for two years.

Built in the 1960s, the 5.3km Ha Dong sea dyke has fallen into disrepair. The provincial People's Committee approved a VND86 billion (US$4 million) project to upgrade the dyke in 2008. However, while construction was set to wrap up in late 2010, it has yet to be finished. Other projects to build stretches of sea dyke in Dong Ngu and Dong Rui communes are also behind schedule.

The construction of a sea dyke stretch in Dong Rui Commune worth over VND45 billion ($2.1 million), which kicked off in November 2011, has been behind schedule for nearly two years.

The same was true for Dong Nam sea dyke in Dong Ngu, where over VND41 billion ($1.9 million) was invested in construction, and Truong Doan sea dyke in Tien Lang Commune.

Acting director of Tien Yen District Project Management Board Ha Van Tinh said that the district was making efforts to find capital to complete the projects.

The district now has 52km of sea dykes. — VNS

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