Forces are mobilised to stop the dykes from breaching. — VNA/VNS Photo Huỳnh Thế Minh
CÀ MAU — A working delegation of the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority will be sent to the southernmost province of Cà Mau to help the locality cope with erosion along the western part of its waters.
On August 3, monsoons and rising tides caused serious erosion along the western dyke system in the province, especially along the 12.5km Ba Tĩnh-Kinh Mới section and the 356m Đá Bạc -Kinh Mới stretch.
The provincial People’s Committee has directed relevant agencies to take measures to consolidate dykes.
More than 200 people have been mobilised around the clock to deal with any possible incidents.
According to the committee, 105km of coast in both the eastern and western parts face the risk of erosion.
The eastern coast loses 50-100m to the sea and the western coast, 20-50m.
The phenomenon also causes Cà Mau to lose vast areas of protective forests and take away job opportunities.
Dykes built to protect households
The People’s Committee of central Phú Yên Province has urgently spent nearly VNĐ800 billion (US$34.5 million) to build the dyke system along Đà Diễn Estuary in an effort to protect households living along the estuary.
The construction of the dyke system would have a length of 1,000m in the north and 800m in the south. Two embankments on the both sides of Ba River would be built with a length of 1,000m.
The committee would dredge the waterways and saline prevention drainage to ensure water flow.
The project is expected to be completed by 2022. — VNS