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Dam threatens to split banks in rainy season

Update: April, 13/2012 - 10:20
YEN BAI — A dam around the Tu Hieu Reservoir in northern mountainous Yen Bai Province's Luc Yen District faced a high risk of breaching this rainy season, warned the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry's Water Resources Department.

The warning indicated that termites had damaged the dam and sections of the structure's roof were leaking. Poor management, maintenance, and the wet climate have been blamed for the downgraded dam.

To remedy the situation, the local authorities have planned to completely repair the irrigation system and evacuate 20 local households as soon as possible. — VNS

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