The city of Can Tho in Vietnam has approved an investment of nearly VND 745 billion (USD 32 million) into four anti-erosion projects. The budget for these projects will be from the central, local budgets and other sources and they are scheduled to be completed in 2023.
The four projects are:
- An embankment worth VND 223.4 billion (USD 9.6 million) along the O Mon River in O Mon District’s Thoi Hoa Ward
- An embankment worth VND 117 billion (USD 5 million) to be built along the river section in O Mon District’s Thoi An Ward
- A new embankment to protect erosion-prone areas near Mỹ Khánh Market in Phong Dien District, as part of a project worth VND 195.8 billion (USD 8.4 million)
- Repairing and upgrading a section of Provincial Road No 918 at a cost of VND 208.3 billion (USD 9 million).
At least 17 erosion spots, with a total length of 1,000m along the riverbanks, were recorded in the city by the end of May. The erosion affected 37 houses and caused four houses to collapse into the river, with total damage estimated at more than VND 12 billion (USD 517,000).
(Source: Vietnam News)