Ca Mau needs VND5 trillion to tackle coastline erosion
  • | dtinews.vn, TP | May 23, 2023 09:06 AM
The southernmost province of Ca Mau will need around a total of VND5 trillion (USD212.76 million) to consolidate dykes to deal with coastline erosion.

Ca Mau is home to 254 kilometres of coastline. Over the past 10 years, coastal erosion has destroyed over 5,251 hectares of forest in Ca Mau.

Many dyke sections have been damaged by violent waves, threatening nearby residents and crops.

The province has invested VND1.8 trillion (USD76.59 million) into 58.4 kilometres of sea dykes in recent years.

Bui Van Dong, head of Ca Mau Dyke Management Board, said that the agency was speeding up the construction of dykes on the western coast to ensure safety during the rainy season.

According to Ca Mau People’s Committee Chairman Huynh Quoc Viet, the province would seek approval from the prime minister and concerned agencies for a VND5 trillion project to settle coastline erosion.

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