Tra Vinh to continue work on major embankment projects hinh anh 1A farmer in the Mekong Delta and his rice field damaged by saline intrusion. (Photo: VNA)

Tra Vinh (VNA) – The third phase of two embankment projects in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh will begin soon, the local Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced.

Both projects aim to prevent landslides and saline intrusion, which have long caused problems for residents of Tra Cu district’s Dinh An town and Duyen Hai district’s Hiep Thanh commune.

As such, 30 billion VND (1.35 million USD) will be used for the construction of another 300 metres of a 910m riverbank embankment in Dinh An town, whose construction will cost 190 billion VND (8.55 million USD).

Meanwhile, almost 350m of sea dyke in Hiep Thanh will be built for 30 billion VND. The sea dyke, worth more than 225 billion VND (10.12 million USD), is more than 2km long.

Hiep Thanh is most vulnerable to landslides and saltwater intrusion in Duyen Hai, with 250 households residing near the dyke.-VNA