|The scene of the damaged embankment in the central province of Hà Tĩnh. – Photo vov.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ TĨNH — The embankment built to prevent landslides, which belongs to the Ngàn Trươi-Cẩm Trang Irrigation Project in the central province of Hà Tĩnh, is seriously damaged.
The embankment is in the lower reaches of the Vũ Quang Dam. The management board of the Ngàn Trươi-Cẩm Trang Irrigation Project is the investor of the dam, while the Sơn Hải Group in the central province of Quảng Bình built it.
According to a Voice of Việt Nam (VOV) correspondent, the part of the embankment that is broken is dozens of metres in length and depth, in addition to being close to the residential quarter, hence locals were worried.
According to initial research of the Sơn Hải Group, the damaged part is some 90m.
Technological experts from the group said the embankment’s technological design is reasonably strong and solid. However, water was discharged via the embankment with great pressure, which had damaged some parts.
VOV’s correspondent tried to meet Nguyễn Bá Đức, deputy director of the Hà Tình Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and also director of the project management board, but Đức said he was busy with conferences. — VNS