Quang Ngai (VNA) – The central province of Quang Ngai will invest over 1.8 trillion VND (80.7 million USD) in preventing floods, saltwater intrusion and erosion along Tra Khuc River, the largest running through Quang Ngai city.

The project also aims to upgrade riverside public spaces and expand urban areas in the province.

The money will be raised from multiple sources including the state budget, government bonds, Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans and sponsors.

Of which, about 912 billion VND will be invested in flood prevention while approximately 946 billion VND is for curbing saltwater intrusion and erosion.

The works involve the expansion of the levee from Da Nang – Quang Ngai Highway to Tam Thuong Wharf, the construction of a 7 kilometre embankment from Tam Thuong Wharf to Nghia Dung commune and 27 dykes, and the dredging of seven river sections.-VNA