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High waves damage dyke in Ninh Thuận

Update: November, 02/2018 - 16:50
Parts of a key dyke in Phan Rang-Tháp Chàm City have been damaged by high waves. — VNA/VNS Photo Công Thử
Viet Nam News

NINH THUẬN Coastal embankments in Phan Rang-Tháp Chàm City in the southern province of Ninh Thuận have been damaged by high waves caused by the northeast monsoon, threatening the lives and property of more than 300 households along the dyke.

According to the Irrigation Division under the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the high waves have caused landslides and subsidence in many sections of the 2,120 metre–long dyke in Đông Hải Ward over the last few days.

High capacity vehicles also contributed to the recent degradation of the dyke, residents said.

Many damaged sections of the dyke have not been repaired due to lack of funds. According to the provincial People’s Committee and Đông Hải Ward, the locality installed warning signs at landslide points as a temporary solution.

By the end of last year, many sections of the dyke were seriously damaged by typhoon Tembin. VNS

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