Rocks are put under the dyke to consolidate it. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Triệu
PHÚ YÊN — Authorities of the south-central province of Phú Yên have taken action to strengthen an eroded coastal dyke to protect Tuy Hòa Airport.
More than 2,000cu.m of rocks were dumped on Sunday afternoon to fortify the dyke.
Earlier this month, the local People’s Committee announced a state of erosion emergency on the dyke which stretches from the south of Hùng Vương Bridge to Hòa Hiệp 1 Industrial Zone.
Phan Nghiêm Quỳnh, from the provincial management board of investment and construction, said the board and relevant agencies have worked together to repair the dyke. The repairs are expected to be finished in two months.
The dyke plays an important role as it protects roads and other infrastructure of Tuy Hòa Airport.
According to the board, about 600m of the dyke was damaged by two consecutive typhoons last month. — VNS