Mekong riverbanks to be restored

Mines Ministry officials on March 9 announced a project to shore up sections of the Mekong river affected by erosion that threatens families in Kandal province’s Mok Kampol district. Fifty-nine families living along the river say they have been affected by riverbank collapses. Speaking to about 100 people on March 9 during a public forum on restoring the riverbank, ministry Secretary of State Dith Tina said the ministry will reinforce or restore sections of the riverbank. “We will use bags, known as geotech bags, filled with sand and piled up on top of each other along the riverbank and then we will pump sand into the space to shore up the riverbank to stop more and more collapses of villages into the water,” Mr. Tina said.

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