Khanh Hoa tackles coastal erosion hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Khanh Hoa (VNA) – Authorities of the central province of Khanh Hoa have been preparing to implement shoreline erosion prevention projects, towards ensuring safety for locals living in vulnerable areas and improving the environment.

According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Khanh Hoa asked for funding to implement a project to build a breakwater along the coastal area in Vinh Nguyen ward, Nha Trang city.

The project aims to protect residential areas against sea encroachment and improve the environment.

Representatives from the Vinh Nguyen ward’s People Committee said more than 500m of coastal line in the locality were eroded, affecting residents’ lives.

From 2016-2018, the province plans to spend about 100 billion VND (4.5 million USD) on a similar project in Van Gia town, Van Ninh district.

The project is expected to help improve living conditions for nearly 200 households.

Last year, local authorities invested 135 billion VND (over 6 million USD) in a breakwater project along beaches in Dai Lanh commune, Van Ninh district.

Khanh Hoa boasts 385km of coastal line and hundreds of islands. It is encountering increasing erosion, which directly affects locals’ lives.

Local authorities have taken measures to tackle the problem, including building breakwaters and arranging resettlement for locals in vulnerable areas.-VNA