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Ben Tre fights riverbank and coastal erosion

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre is spending over VND300 billion fighting riverbank and coastal erosion through two projects in Chau Thanh and Ba Tri districts.

With funding sourced from the central state budget, these projects will protect communities and vital infrastructure from the devastating impacts of erosion.

The Giao Hoa Riverbank Erosion Prevention project in Chau Thanh District encompasses various components, including construction of a new 472-meter embankment, upgrade of some 950 meters of existing roads, repair of 1,161 meters of embankment crests and railings, and consolidation of a 63-meter embankment under An Hoa Bridge.

With an investment of VND105 billion, this project is set to be completed by August 2024, benefiting over 300 households who face relocation due to erosion threats.

In Ba Tri District, the Coastal Erosion Prevention Project spans 2.3 kilometers and consists of two embankment sections, at a total cost of VND210 billion. The project is now 50% complete and expected to be finalized by October 2024.

This project aims to counter coastal erosion and land loss resulting from climate change and rising sea levels in Ba Tri. Moreover, it establishes conditions for sustainable and long-term agricultural development for locals.

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