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Central city to build new sea dyke

Update: October, 21/2016 - 10:48
The beach of Nam Ô village in Đà Nẵng city is often eroded by rising sea level in storm season.
Viet Nam News

Đà Nẵng — The central coastal city of Đà Nẵng has approved a 2.1km sea dyke project in the Liên Chiểu District with a total investment of VNĐ200 billion (nearly US$9 million) in an effort to prevent coastal erosion due to rising sea level and climate change.

The city-funded project is designed to protect a pristine beach section of Xuân Thiều-Nam Ô Village, along Nguyễn Tất Thành Street, that is the most vulnerable to erosion during the annual rainy season (between October and April).

It is one of 11 beaches in Sơn Trà, Thanh Khê and Liên Chiểu districts developed by the city.

Between 2005 and 2010, the city invested VNĐ1.3 trillion ($58 million) to build and upgrade a 24.5km sea dyke system in the most disaster-affected areas. But in 2013, a 110m section of the sea dyke in the Sơn Trà District was washed away by sea water during Storm Nari.

A section of Xuân Thiều beach in Đà Nẵng city. The city plans to build a sea dyke to protect the beach from erosion. VNS Photos Công Thành

Việt Nam’s 3,260km coast line is under threat of rising sea levels due to climate change and the sea dyke system is thus of great importance.

The Government has urged further development of the dykes - to mitigate natural disasters, protect people and the environment and create an integrated transport system.

Since 2006, a programme to upgrade sea dykes has been implemented from Quảng Ninh to Quảng Nam Province along the country’s northern coast.

To date, the 13 provinces involved have reinforced nearly 300km of sea dykes, renovated or built sluices and planted hundreds of hectares of wave-blocking trees. — VNS

 

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