The central province of Quang Tri is building a dyke in Hieu river to prevent saline intrusion and supply water for local fields in Dong Ha city.
The dyke’s construction will cost VND500 billion (US$21.4 million), funded by Government bonds.
When completed and put into operation in 2020, the dyke will stop saline intrusion and ensure water for 1,300 ha of agricultural land, nearly 200 ha of aquaculture ponds and the daily life of tens of thousands of local residents.
The dyke will also serve transport across the Hieu river.
This is one of the projects approved by the Prime Minister to counter climate change and sea level rise in the 2012-2020 period with a vision to 2050.
At the ceremony to start construction of the dyke on December 22, Chairman of Quang Tri province’s People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chinh underlined the importance of the project and required contractors to ensure the project’s schedule.