Authorities of the south-central province of Phu Yen have taken action to strengthen an eroded coastal dyke to protect Tuy Hoa Airport.
|Rocks are put under the dyke to consolidate it. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Trieu|
More than 2,000cu.m of rocks were dumped on Sunday afternoon to fortify the dyke.
Earlier this month, the local People’s Committee announced a state of erosion emergency on the dyke which stretches from the south of Hung Vuong Bridge to Hoa Hiep 1 Industrial Zone.
Phan Nghiem Quynh, from the provincial management board of investment and construction, said the board and relevant agencies have worked together to repair the dyke. The repairs are expected to be finished in two months.
The dyke plays an important role as it protects roads and other infrastructure of Tuy Hoa Airport.
According to the board, about 600m of the dyke was damaged by two consecutive typhoons last month. — VNS
The southern central province of Phu Yen is seeking government financial support of VND82 billion ($1.55 million) to help the locality deal with the consequences of the recent Storm Matmo.