Tien Giang spends big to reinforce Go Cong sea dike

The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang will allocate more than VND32 billion ($1.4 million ) to reinforce the Go Cong sea dike to protect coastal agricultural land and residential areas in 2017.

A section of Go Cong sea dike under reinforcement (Source: VNA)

A section of Go Cong sea dike under reinforcement (Source: VNA)

The 831 meter-long section in Tan Dien commune, Go Cong Dong district is vulnerable to erosion, said Nguyen Thien Phap, head of the water resource management and flood and storm prevention division under the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Since 2006, sea water has invaded more than 500 hectares of land. Many sea dikes have been moved further inland.
The province has undertaken numerous measures to protect the dike, including construction to reinforce it and planting protection forests, according to Phap.
Since 1999, Tien Giang has invested more than VND240 billion ($10.56 million ) in constructing and reinforcing more than 6,000 metres of dikes.
From 2018 – 2020, Tien Giang needs to reinforce 3,340 more metres of dikes, including 1,460 metres in 2018 to protect the Go Cong sea dike from sea encroachment.
The Go Cong sea dike is more than 21,000 metres long, protecting some 28,000 hectares of cultivation land in the coastal districts of Go Cong Dong, Go Cong Tay, Go Cong town and Cho Gao.

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