Over 6,550 metres of river embankment in Phong Dien district, central Thua Thien-Hue province, has been accomplished at a total cost of 49 billion VND (2.3 million USD) from the flood remediation fund, said Nguyen Dai Vui, Chairman of the district People’s Committee.

Started in 2009, the 6m-high dyke system will help protect 1,500 households living along the O Lau river and 560 ha of farmland, the transport systems and infrastructure facilities from erosion.

The project also ensures safety for the Phuoc Tich ancient village relic site.

The dyke system runs through Phong Thu, Phong Binh, and Phong Hoa communes and Phong Dien town.-VNA