Erosion Damages Hoi An Beach - News on 25th October


1) Erosion damages Hội An beach

Big waves and a rise in sea level have washed away an area of 4,000sq.m of Cửa Đại Beach, 5km from Hội An’s ancient town since last week, after a series of tropical low pressures and heavy downpours hit the central coastal region. 

The chairman of the Hội An City’s People’s Committee, Nguyễn Văn Dũng, said that despite positive measures to save the beach from erosion, the beautiful beach has gradually been disappearing.

Dũng said a 1,100m Geotube sandbag dyke, positioned under the water 60m off the beach, could not prevent big waves from crashing onto the beach and washing the sand away.

Sea water also overcame a 400m section of underwater…

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2) VN seizes 66 turtles smuggled from Cambodia

The Forestry Management Department of the southern province of Tây Ninh has received 66 turtles, weighing a total of 50 kilogrammes, seized by Mộc Bài Border Gate customs officers on a coach from Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city. 

Mang Văn Thới, deputy director of the department, said the owner of the captured rare wild animals failed to present any legal documents proving their origin. The animals will be…

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3) Vietnam set to enhance cooperation with Mekong countries

The senior officials’ meetings (SOM) for the upcoming Cambodia- Laos- Myanmar- Vietnam (CLMV) Summit and the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) were convened in Hanoi on Monday.

According to Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the main focus of the SOM CLMC is on the cooperation between member nations in six prioritized fields, namely trade and investment, human resources development, agriculture, industry, traffic, and tourism.

High-ranking officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, which are the four Mekong sub-region countries, discussed measures to boost effective cooperation and deal with the difficulties in…

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4) HCM City to curb flooding with Japanese technology in reservoirs

Experts all agree that water reservoirs are a good solution to the flooding. The reservoirs may store tens of millions of cubic meters, thus reducing the flooding by 30 percent.

Sekisui has got the nod from the city authorities on the building of an underground water reservoir with the capacity of 100 cubic meters. The expenditures will be funded by Sekisui, while it will take about nine months to carry out field work and execution.

According to the investor from Japan, the material to be used to build the reservoir is called…

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