The dyke was damaged in Thịnh Lộc Commune, Lộc Hà District in the central province of Hà Tĩnh. — Photo doisongphapluat.vn
HÀ TĨNH — About 200m of sea dyke in the central province of Hà Tĩnh was hit by serious erosion after a recent typhoon, said Trần Văn Nghĩa, chairman of the Thịnh Lộc Commune People’s Committee.
Nghĩa said that the committee had sent a report on the issue to the Lộc Hà District People’s Committee and the Hà Tĩnh Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The eroded part is about 9km from the communes of Thịnh Lộc, Thạch Bằng and Thạch Kim in Lộc Hà District.
Construction of the dyke cost more than VNĐ300 billion (US$12.9 million). It was completed in 2015 to prevent sea water from encroaching the mainland.
However, it has been damaged by recent server weather, especially the 200m part in Yên Điềm Village in Thịnh Lộc Commune.
“The dyke system is very important because it protects 1,500 households living inland. The dyke also blocks waves. It is necessary to repair it,” he said.
In the short term, Nghĩa proposed to use iron cages containing rocks to stabilise the base of the dyke.
Leaders of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Friday checked the dyke to come up with a proper solution.
Deputy director of the department Nguyễn Bá Đức said the department would soon develop a plan to improve the situation. — VNS