|The dyke road's upgrade is underway. — Photo baotintuc.vn
THANH HOA (VNS) — Poor quality transport management is the main cause for the massive damage to the newly-built dyke road in northern Thanh Hoa Province's Hoang Phuc Commune.
The 1.4km-long dyke road from But Son Town to Hoang Phuc Commune, is part of the VND600 billion (US$27.2 million) Lach Truong River dredge project which the province's Transport Department has invested in.
Le Tuan Dung, deputy director of the Department's transport project management, on behalf of the investor, said it could not accept the poor quality of construction of the dyke road and had to ask the contractor to repair it.
The project started from 2010 and is now it is time to check it and take over the construction.
According to the project's design, the dyke road is 5 metres wide, with concrete at a depth of between 20cm and 24cm.
Le Duc Nguyen, a local resident said the road was damaged at various points. Many local residents saw the state of the road and approached the Hoang Phuc Commune and Hoang Hoa District authorities.
The road has three sand banks so trucks overloaded with sand regularly ran over it. Many residents complained that trucks were running on the road just 48 hours after it had been built.
The contractor said barriers had been placed at the beginning and end of the road by the commune's police force. However, numerous trucks knocked down the barriers in the evening when the police were absent.
Also, the dyke road runs between two communes, so the traffic density is high.
Investors also asked Thanh Hoa Province People's Committee for temporary stoppage to operations on the three sand banks. — VNS