Ca Mau continues facing coastline erosion
  • | dtinews.vn, LD | September 14, 2023 09:14 PM
The southernmost province of Ca Mau has 105 of its 254 kilometres of coastline facing erosion.

According to the latest report from the Ca Mau People’s Committee, the erosion has affected 33 kilometres of the western coast and 72 kilometres of the eastern coast.


The coastline erosion in Ca Mau

The province recently declared a state of erosion emergency for 29 kilometres of six coastline sections in Nam Can, Ngoc Hien and Dam Doi districts with Ngoc Hien hardest hit.

Tran Hoang Lac, chairman of Ngoc Hien District People’s Committee, said that four local areas had been listed among the most severely-eroded localities. People in these areas have been relocated to safe places.

He added that the most effective measure is to build dykes.

The prime minister instructed Ca Mau to focus on tackling erosion, including dyke construction.

Due to capital shortages, the province is seeking government support to build coastal dykes.

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