Severe erosion of a canal bank in Cà Mau Province at midnight on Saturday damaged 14 houses, according to the local steering committee for natural disaster prevention and control, search and rescue.
The Trà Vinh Province People’s Committee has approved the construction of two embankment projects worth a total of VNĐ260 billion (US$11 million) to prevent river and coastal erosion.
As coastal erosion continues to affect thousands of lives in Viet Nam's southernmost province, authorities are taking steps to adapt to climate change before the damage reaches irreversible levels.
A number of provinces in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta facing serious erosion along rivers and coastal areas are taking measures to protect the land and people in the area.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Hoàng Hiệp has urged localities nationwide to step up the construction and repair of structures designed to prevent erosion along river banks and coastal areas before the rainy season in order to minimise losses caused by natural disasters.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Cần Thơ plans to build concrete embankments in some of the city’s eroded areas, according to Võ Thành Thống, chairman of the Cần Thơ City People’s Committee.
The People’s Committee of central Thanh Hóa Province has asked Quan Hóa District’s People’s Committee to ensure sufficient food and shelters and supply prompt relief to people whose houses were swept away in the recent flash floods and landslides.