Ca Mau Province speeds up construction of embankment against erosion

Chairman of People’s Committee in the Mekong delta province of Ca Mau Nguyen Tien Hai directed to speed up construction of embankment against serious erosion in the west of the province.
 

Workers are reinforcing eroded dyek due to weak land (Photo: SGGP)

Workers are reinforcing eroded dyek due to weak land (Photo: SGGP)

After a tour to inspect the erosion of Huong Mai -Tieu Dua dyke in U Minh District, the chairman urged to speed up the construction while the weather is favorable. He also asked to prepare construction material to build basic embankment.
For depression in embankment section into Huong Mai sewer due to weak ground, he ordered the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development along with the construction management board, the Institute of Southern Drainage and contractors to reinforce it.
The chairman toured to the dyke after Sai Gon Giai Phong posted an article about dyke construction in Ca Mau Province with total cost of VND150 billion has suffered damage on August 6.
A landslide with the length of 30 meter in Vinh Tuong Village on Tan Chau Town was reported to occur on September 7. The erosion occurred in a stretch of 30 meters along the embankment of Hau River and gnawed the land which fell away down around 10-15 meter.
In the eroded land, nine households with 45 locals are living; it is needed to evacuate them. For people’s safety, Deputy Chairman of People’s Committee in An Giang Province Lam Quang Thi arrived in the scene to direct evacuation as well as ordered local government to give support to these households.
As per the people’s committee in Tan Chau Town, Chau Phong Commune has four villages which are facing the high risk of erosion with the length of nearly seven kilometers and the erosion gnawed five meter of the rural path Long An - Chau Phong. Around 428 households in the commune must be evacuated.

By staff writers - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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