|Trà Vinh Province plans to relocate nearly 700 households in erosion–prone areas in the 2018-20 period. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – Trà Vinh Province will relocate 873 households in erosion-prone areas with a total cost of VNĐ280 billion (US$12.3 million) in the 2018-20 period, according to the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
During the period, the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province will implement six new relocation projects worth a total of more than VNĐ247 billion ($10.8 million) to relocate 663 households in Châu Thành, Duyên Hải, Cầu Ngang, Càng Long and Trà Cú districts.
It will also spend VNĐ33billion ($1.5 million) for three ongoing relocation projects in Duyên Hải, Châu Thành and Càng Long districts. The three projects will relocate 210 households.
Huỳnh Kíp Nổ, deputy director of the department, said there was a high risk of erosion in coastal areas and along rivers and canals in the districts.
The department has petitioned the provincial People’s Committee to allocate funds to implement relocation projects for households in erosion-prone areas.
In Duyên Hải and Trà Cú districts, the Quan Chánh Bố Canal, which is part of a 46.5-km waterway for heavyweight vessels, has been eroded because of vessel transport, affecting houses and farmland of more than 170 households.
Along the Xáng Canal in Duyên Hải District, more than 32,300sq.m of land of 23 households have eroded into the canal.
The province has spent more than VNĐ107 billion ($4.7 million) to resettle 502 households with 2,000 people in erosion-prone areas since 2012.
The resettled households were provided vocational skills and provided farming techniques to develop farm production. — VNS