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Reservoir repairs to cost $110m

Update: August, 16/2014 - 09:20
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HA TINH (VNS)— Authorities in central Ha Tinh Province need VND2.3 trillion (US$110 million) to prevent 117 leaking and otherwise rundown reservoirs from flooding in the rainy season.

This was revealed in a survey by the provincial People's Committee.

Vice-chairman of the committee, Le Dinh Son, said that 10 main reservoirs, including Muc Bai in Huong Xuan Commune; Dap Mung in Phuong Dien Commune, and Co Chau in Gia Hanh Commune; with a capacity of more than one million cubic metres each, need to be repaired first

Son said that the reservoirs had serious leaks which had weakened the walls of the dams.

He said they had been operating for 30 to 40 years.

Outdated designs and construction in the 1960s and 1970s added to the problems because they did not meet today's safety standards.

The committee sent a report to the Government and ministries asking for financial support to upgrade and repair the reservoirs. — VNS

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