|A coastal area in Trà Vinh Province’s Duyên Hải District. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hoàng|
TRÀ VINH — The Trà Vinh Province People’s Committee has approved the construction of a sea embankment project worth VNĐ46 billion (nearly US$2 million) to prevent coastal erosion along the Cồn Nhàn Beach.
A 780m sea embankment will be built along coastal areas in Cồn Nhàn Hamlet in Duyên Hải District’s Đông Hải Commune.
The project is expected to prevent coastal landslides, and protect protective forests, fields, sea dykes as well as the safety and property of locals when it is completed next year.
The province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will be the investor.
Phạm Minh Truyền, director of the department, said the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province has a coastline of more than 65km.
Many sea dykes have eroded in recent years due to the impact of climate change, particularly storms during the rainy season.
In 2016, the province began a five-year project to upgrade the sea dyke system at a total cost of VNĐ350 billion ($15 million) to prevent encroachment of coastal areas.
The project has upgraded five sea dykes, ranging from 2.7km to 12.5km long.
The province has also built many embankment sections to protect sea dykes.
In April, two other embankment projects worth a total of VNĐ260 billion ($11.2 million) were approved, including a 1.1km river embankment in Càng Long District, and a 2.5km sea embankment along coastal areas in Cầu Ngang and Duyên Hải districts and Duyên Hải Town.
Upgrading the sea dyke system and building embankment sections help to protect more than 49,500ha of production areas and 160,000 people living along coastal areas in the province. — VNS