|Over 2,000m embankment in Bình Hải Commune, Bình Sơn District, have been completed to ensure the safety of local people. — VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Cường|
QUẢNG NGÃI — The central province of Quảng Ngãi is implementing a series of projects to combat coastal and river erosion, aiming to stabilise the livelihoods of local residents, as well as create transport corridors to drive socio-economic development in the localities.
Lê Quốc Đạt, director of the Project Management Board for Transportation Infrastructure Construction in Quảng Ngãi Province, said that this year, the province had prioritised allocating funding of up to VNĐ720 billion (US$30.3 million) to simultaneously implement six projects to combat river and coastal erosion.
The project management board had regularly inspected the implementation of the projects to ensure the completion of them before the rainy season, he said.
The coastal embankment project in two villages in Bình Hải Commune, Bình Sơn District, was being urgently completed before the rainy season this year, aiming to ensure the safety of nearly 400 households.
The 300m long embankment had a total investment of VNĐ25 billion and would contribute to ensuring the safety of public infrastructures.
Đặng Thị Chiên from Phước Thiện 1 Village, said that every rainy season, residents had to seek shelter after hearing alarm from local authorities. Sometimes, strong winds and waves washed away the belongings and assets of local people.
With a solid embankment, the lives of the local people would become stable, she said.
Đỗ Đô Thành, a local resident living in Phước Thiện 1 Village, said the coastal area of Bình Hải Commune had been constantly threatened by tidal inundation.
In recent years, there have been several high tides and waves that have caused coastal erosion and the collapse of houses in coastal villages.
The embankment project to combat erosion along the Trà Khúc River, passing through Tịnh Hà and Tịnh Sơn communes, Sơn Tịnh District, has been under construction since April.
The total length of the embankment project is approximately 5,128m with an investment of VNĐ200 billion. The work is scheduled to be completed this year to ensure the safety of around 260 households living along the river.
In addition, the coastal erosion prevention projects in Đức Phổ Town, Bình Dương Commune, Bình Sơn District, are also being built. — VNS