Erosion detected in Ca Mau’s coastal embankment hinh anh 1An eroded site (Illustrative photo: VNA)
Ca Mau (VNA) - Erosion was recently detected in three sections measuring about 1,700m of the embankment in Tran Van Thoi and U Minh districts in the southernmost province of Ca Mau.

The damage was caused by Storm Koguma, the second one hitting the East Sea this year, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The Department has instructed the irrigation division to arrange personnel to keep watch on the eroded parts and proposed the provincial People’s Committee strengthen the dykes before the stormy season arrives.

Projects to strengthen the current sections of the dyke and build new parts as well as residential areas, are lagging behind due to high prices of building materials, labour shortages and land clearance issues.

After inspecting erosion that recently occurred, Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Thanh Trieu ordered the acceleration of the projects, especially constructions to build pavements and strengthen the embankments.

Natural disasters and climate change have worsened erosion cases in Ca Mau, which has a coastline spanning 254km. 

About 20-50m of land is being eroded and the province loses some 450 ha of land and coastal preventive forests each year./.