Coastal embankments in Phan Rang-Thap Cham city in the south central province of Ninh Thuan have been damaged by high waves caused by the northeast monsoon, threatening the lives and property of more than 300 households with 1,400 people along the dyke.
According to the Irrigation Sub-department under the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the high waves have caused landslides and subsidence in many sections of the 2,123 metre-long dyke in Dong Hai ward over the last few days.
High capacity vehicles also contributed to the recent degradation of the dyke, residents in Dong Hai ward said.
Many damaged sections of the dyke have not been repaired due to lack of funds.
According to the People’s Committee of Dong Hai ward, the locality installed warning signs at landslide points as a temporary solution.
By the end of last year, many sections of the dyke were seriously damaged by typhoon Tembin.VNA