Anti-erosion embankment suffers repeat deterioration in Mekong Delta

An embankment of 850 meters long was built in 2016 on the bank of the Tien River, a tributary of the Mekong, in Thanh Binh District of Dong Thap Province to protect 250 households in Binh Thanh Commune from erosion.

In 2019, when it was near completion, a 40-meter-long section of the embankment collapsed into the river. The incident cost Dong Thap VND7 billion.

Later, the province had to spend almost VND19 billion on an extra project to deal with a pit at the foot of the embankment to prevent further erosion.

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Ngoc Tai