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Soil erosion getting serious in Ca Mau province

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Erosion has been seen along 80 percent of the 254km coastline of the southernmost province of Ca Mau, with more than half seriously affected, according to the provincial People’s Committee.

Meanwhile, almost all rivers and canals in the locality have also witnessed the same situation, with severe damage reported over 25km.

From May 18-20, about 220 metres of river bank in Dam Doi and Nam Can districts was worn away, causing tens of houses to subside. Losses were estimated at more than 2 billion VND (95,200 USD).

To protect locals’ lives and properties, Ca Mau authorities have planted protective forests, built over 17km of jetties worth 511 billion VND (24.3 million USD), and resettled people who reside near river mouths and breakwaters.

However, the committee noted that Ca Mau has not gained enough money to construct anti-erosion facilities at all vulnerable areas. The situation may get more severe as the rainy season is approaching, it added.-VNA
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