Bac Lieu calls for investment in sea encroachment prevention

The southern coastal province of Bac Lieu needs around VND250 billion (US$11 million) to upgrade the local sea dikes which were damaged recently, said Le Hoang Tung, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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The province plans to pour VND40 billion (US$1.76 million) in repairing Ganh Hao, Nha Mat dikes and Chien Tup 1 bridge to prevent further breakage and depression in the areas.

The locality will need VND210 billion (US$9.24 million) for long-term measures against sea encroachment, in which VND150 billion (US$6.6 million) will be used for Ganh Hao dike, and the rests for Chien Tup 1 bridge and Nha Mat dike.

According to the local agricultural sector, sea encroachment, strong waves and high tides have broken three sections of sea dikes the past several days. 

The most serious one is a 24m section of the sea dike in Nha Mat ward, Bac Lieu city, threatening the daily life of local households.