Severe erosion along Ca Mau coastline hinh anh 1A section of coastline in the southernmost province of Ca Mau sinks into the ocean. (Source: Internet)

More than 40 kilometres of shoreline in the southernmost province of Cau Mau have been badly damaged by the gradual sinking of land into the ocean, the province announced.

The most damaged shore sections were mainly on the west coast in the communes of Khanh Tien (U Minh district), Khanh Binh Tay Bac (Tran Van Thoi district) and Tan Hai (Phu Tan district) with a combined length of 23 kilometres.

On the east coast, serious erosion was seen along an 8.7-kilometre section of the shore in Dat Mui commune (Ngoc Hien district) and Tan Thuan commune (Dam Doi district).

The province said it has invested hundreds of billions of VND in building various types of embankments in critical areas but has not been able to resolve the erosion triggered by increasingly complicated climate conditions.

Ca Mau requested the Government and relevant ministries help it build 5,100 metres of embankments in the west coast in U Minh district and allocate 150 billion VND (6.67 million USD) to implement urgent solutions for protecting areas with severe land-sinking.

The province also recommended the Government assist with the implementation of projects which include urgent embankments in Tan Thuan commune, Nam Can town (Nam Can district) and Tan Tien commune (Dam Doi district).-VNA