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Erosion puts dyke network at risk in northern province

Update: September, 19/2014 - 08:54
Some 30 metres of the riverbank in the neighbouring district of Thanh Thuy were in need of urgent repairs after being battered during the rain season.— Photo phutho.gov.vn

PHU THO (VNS)— Serious erosion has affected riverbanks in the northern province of Phu Tho, endangering local dyke systems.

In Phu Ninh District, erosion of the Tien Du drain gate area was nearing the foot of the Lo dyke.

"Heavy rains last month together with water runoff have eroded the riverbanks in the Tien Du drain gate area," said Tien Du commune People's Committee Deputy President Le Duc The.

He added that apart from the Lo dyke, the road running along the river was also being threatened with erosion getting closer to the road's base.

Another drain gate in the district, Cau Den, could not function at normal capacity due to four sewers collapsing from erosion.

Meanwhile, some 30 metres of the riverbank in the neighbouring district of Thanh Thuy were in need of urgent repairs after being battered during the rain season, said Yen Mao commune People's Committee President Dinh Thanh Hung.

He said that erosion would not only threaten the dike, but also pose a danger to households in the area. It would also endanger the road connecting the district to Hoa Binh province.

"We have reported the situation to the province's leaders but there is not yet any plan to solve this," Hung said.

The two communes have put up signs warning residents to stay away from dangerous areas while awaiting orders from higher authorities.

Some eroded parts of other communes including Tam Nong, Lam Thao and Doan Hung were also on the waiting list of those urgently needing repairs. — VNS

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