The southern province of Ca Mau has approved a plan worth VND1.7 trillion (US$78.2 million) to upgrade the sea dykes along its west coast.
The plan will be implemented over the next two years with VND650 billion (US$29.9 million) funded by a climate change response programme and VND782 billion (US$36 million) from the State budget.
The rest will come from the local budget and will be used for site clearance compensations.
Vice Chairman of the Ca Mau People’s Committee Le Dung said this is an urgent project to counter rising sea levels, restore protection forests, and protect more than 26,000 coastal households and nearly 130,000 hectares of agriculture and aquaculture land.
The project will include upgrading five sections with a total length of 75.5 kilometres and construction of a new 21.8 kilometre dyke.
Source: Source: Nhan Dan