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Heavy rains damage newly upgraded reservoir

Update: December, 03/2015 - 17:36

KHANH HOA (VNS) — Suoi Hanh Reservoir in Cam Ranh City, central Khanh Hoa Province, has been damaged after a year of upgrade worth VND99 billion (US$4.3 million).

The investor of the upgrade project was the provincial agriculture and rural development department. After six years of construction (2009-2014), the capacity of the reservoir in Cam Phuoc Dong Commune was raised to 9.49 million cu.m from 7.9 million cu.m.

On Tuesday, construction officers from the project's main contractor started examining the areas that needed urgent repair.

Heavy rains are suspected to have made the soil soft, leading to depressions.

An official of the construction company said the concrete slab on the left of the spillway had a 20sq.m rift.

He said workers would remove the damaged concrete, and pour new concrete into the 20sq.m rift.

Deputy Chairman of Cam Phuong Dong Commune People's Committee Nguyen Van Phung said local authorities knew about the depression in the newly upgraded reservoir. Officials reached the site and agreed to take remedial measures along with the construction officers.

The depression did not occur in a key spot of the reservoir, but local authorities and the construction company immediately repaired it.

Khanh Hoa Province's agriculture and rural development department Chairman Le Tan Ban asked the construction company to finish the work before December 15.—VNS

Cam Phuoc Dong Commune has seven villages with a total population of 14,000, most of the people being farmers.

Before the reservoir was upgraded in 2009, two local people had died in a spillway collapse. — VNS

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