|The eroded area along the Son riverbank. — Photo moitruong.net.vn|
QUẢNG BÌNH — Locals in central Quảng Bình Province are concerned that riverbank erosion along the Son River will damage their houses and land.
The erosion occurred on the section of the bank bordering the province’s Liên Trạch Commune in Bố Trạch District, with the eroded section being 30m long and 10m wide inland.
Đinh Xuân Thuyết, a local, said he first discovered the erosion on Wednesday morning, and it continued every time the area experienced heavy rainfall.
Locals are worried the erosion will move further inland, causing their houses and soil to collapse into the river.
Hoàng Minh Tú, the commune’s chairman, said the commune has allocated forces to fence the eroded section of the riverbank, preventing accidents due to soil erosion. Warnings signs have been put up to stop heavy vehicles from travelling on the road near the erosion site.
For a long term solution for the erosion, the commune is waiting for a decision from authorities at a higher level, Tú said. — VNS