Serious erosion puts Quang Nam people's lives in danger

A section of coastline in Ha Loc Village, Tam Tien Commune, Duy Xuyen District is eroded. —

QUANG NAM (Vietnam): Year-end storms have caused severe erosion along Quang Nam central province's rivers and coast, seriously affecting the lives of residents.

In Duy Xuyen District, this year's storm season has eroded 1.5km of the coastline and extended 10m deep inland into Ha Loc Village, Tam Tien Commune, threatening nearly 30 households along the coastal area.

Tran Van Sau, a local resident, said erosion is getting deeper and deeper, especially after the recent storms.

“Local residents have built a bamboo barrier along the beach, but it can't withstand the strong and high waves," Sau said.

"Our village will probably be swept away if there are no effective prevention measures."

Ngo Van Truyen from Ha Loc Village said the recent storms eroded 30m of his garden.

Truyen said: "Barriers made from concrete blocks and sandbags were destroyed and washed away by recent high and strong waves. We hope the local authority will build a strong embankment to ensure the property and lives of the local people."

Some people are using iron and cement sheets or bamboo poles as temporary embankments to prevent erosion.

Chairman of Nui Thanh District's People's Committee Le Van Sinh said the local authorities had visited the landslide points in Ha Loc Village and proposed central government allocate funds to build solid embankments, ensuring the safety of people in the coming rainy season.

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