Sea dyke damaged by typhoon in Ha Tinh

About 200m of sea dyke in the central province of Ha Tinh was hit by serious erosion after a recent typhoon, said Tran Van Nghia, chairman of the Thinh Loc Commune People’s Committee.

Sea dyke damaged by typhoon in Ha Tinh
The dyke was damaged in Thinh Loc Commune, Loc Ha District in the central province of Ha Tinh. — Photo

Nghia said that the committee had sent a report on the issue to the Loc Ha District People’s Committee and the Hà Tĩnh Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The eroded part is about 9km from the communes of Thinh Loc, Thach Bang and Thach Kim in Loc Ha District.

Construction of the dyke cost more than VND300 billion (US$12.9 million). It was completed in 2015 to prevent sea water from encroaching the mainland.

However, it has been damaged by recent server weather, especially the 200m part in Yen Diem Village in Thinh Loc Commune.


“The dyke system is very important because it protects 1,500 households living inland. The dyke also blocks waves. It is necessary to repair it,” he said.

In the short term, Nghia proposed to use iron cages containing rocks to stabilise the base of the dyke.

Leaders of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Friday checked the dyke to come up with a proper solution.

Deputy director of the department Nguyen Ba Duc said the department would soon develop a plan to improve the situation.


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