Netherlands helps to prevent Cua Dai seashore from erosion

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(QNO) - On 26th October 2016, leaders of Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee received and worked with the delegation of Netherlands Kingdom Embassy in Vietnam for the plan of  preventing Cua Dai seashore (Hoi An city) from erosion.

The overview of the meeting
The overview of the meeting

At the meeting, Professor Marcel Stive from Deft University of  Technology (Netherlands)  introduced the first survey results of the situation of erosion at Cua Dai seashore area.

According to Prof. Marcel Stive, the rivers mouths in the Central Vietnam always seasonally change. This change is very complicated. Cua Dai seashore is one of the most complicated points of  change and erosion. The erosion here began in 1995. Since 2000, the erosion has occurred in the Northern and the South has been extended with deposits. The average erosion level is 10m and consolidation is 8m per year. The main reasons for erosion at Cua Dai seashore come from the decrease of mud and sand in the rivers, too many water reservoirs built at the big rivers upstream and the sand over-exploitation in the rivers. Therefore, it is necessary to build short and long term strategies for seashore maintenance and consolidation.

Mr Nguyen The Hung, Vice chairman of Hoi An city People‘s Committee said the prevention of Cua Dai seashore erosion needs carrying out carefully not to affect the Cham Island World Biosphere Reserve.

According to Mr Dinh Van Thu, Chairman of Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee, the province’s policy is to find out a long term and sustainable solutions to Cua Dai seashore erosion. Over the past years, Quang Nam province and many trading firms along Cua Dai seashore have spent hundreds million VND preventing erosion, but the effect is low and this problem has gone beyond the province’s ability and control.

The both sides will continue to discuss the plan and capital for implementing the sustainable solutions to Cua Dai seashore erosion prevention before submitting to their governments.

“If the plan is approved and carried out, Netherlands government will support a part of capital,” said Sir Cas Vander Horst, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands  in Vietnam.