Update news coastal erosion
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang needs $68.8 million to fight coastal erosion, according to Nguyen Van Tam, Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta have suffered land erosion for decades, with hundreds of hectares being washed away along with many houses.
The appearance of a 15ha sandbank, 1.8km off the Cua Dai Beach since early this year offers a chance to research changing riverhead flows and sand sedimentation at lower lands, according to experts.
The southern province of Kien Giang has seen complicated developments of riverbank and coastal erosion which is affecting local infrastructure and people’s daily lives, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
In the past two days, hundreds of people flocked to the headquarters of the authorities of Nghia An commune in Quang Ngai province to oppose a company that was dredging the Cua Dai passage business, causing severe coastal erosion.