|Cà Mau Province plans to build 2,100 metres of embankments to protect threatened sea dykes at high risk of breaching. — VNA/VNS Photo Kim Há|Viet Nam News
CÀ MAU — The southernmost province of Cà Mau plans to build 2,100 metres of sea embankments over the next three months to protect dykes at high risk of breaching.
Nguyễn Tiến Hải, chairman of the province’s People’s Committee, said on Wednesday that the erosion of sea dykes on the province’s western coast had affected property and local households.
He directed the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to choose the units who can complete the project on schedule.
The department, which will be provided a fund of VNĐ2billion (US$87,205) for dyke maintenance, will work with localities on reviewing the status of eroded areas and erosion-prone areas.
The new embankments will include a 900m-long section on southern Đá Bạc Island in Trần Văn Thời District’s Khánh Bình Tây Commune, and other sections totaling a length of 1,200m in Trần Văn Thời District’s Khánh Bình Tây and Khánh Hải communes.
Severe landslides at 27 eroded sites along the rivers have occurred this year in the province, destroying many houses and other infrastructure. — VNS