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Central province builds dyke to check erosion

Update: June, 16/2014 - 09:14
The dyke is to protect land and people in Hai Duong Commune in Huong Tra District 11km from Hue City. It will also create a lagoon that can be used for aquaculture. — Photo hues

THUA THIEN - HUE (VNS) — Central Thua Thien - Hue Province is spending VND49 billion (US$2.3 million) to build a 730 metre-long dyke along an erosion-prone coastal area.

The dyke is to protect land and people in Hai Duong Commune in Huong Tra District 11km from Hue City. It will also create a lagoon that can be used for aquaculture.

During last year's stormy season, the commune lost a vital chunk of bank of soil, forcing people to evacuate their homes.

Commune chairman Nguyen Liem said the pattern had been repeated for any years, but the damage had always been repaired with piles of sandbags.

He said the sandbags could not withstand the waves and a concrete dyke was necessary.

The new dyke will be built by the province's irrigation department. Work is expected to take two years. — VNS

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