As many as 104 areas in the Mekong Delta region are facing serious erosion while the authorities lack solutions. Erosion at Highway 91 The Mekong Delta Region has a total of 564 erosion spots that are over 834km long. 104 spots that are 203km long are the most dangerous. Since 2010, erosion in Mekong Delta has become more urgent and dangerous every year. The Mekong Delta has lost about 300ha of land and mangrove forest to erosion. On May 27, the banks of the Hau River were washed away and one-third of the surface of Highway 91 was lost, threatening dozens of households. On May 13, the erosion on Bui Huu Nghia Street swept two houses into Binh Thuy River. Luckily no one was hurt. In April 2019, serious erosion occurred at the construction site of an incomplete embankment at the O Mon River in Can Tho City. Around 60 metres long and 5 metres deep land was lost. About 11 households were affected. The embankment project was approved after serious erosion occurred there in 2019, damaging 11 houses. Research and surveys have revealed erosion were caused by various reasons such as climate change. The construction of reservoirs in upstream… Read full this story
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