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Cua Dai beach restored from erosion

By Dac Thanh   July 22, 2022 | 09:00 pm PT
Cua Dai Beach near Hoi An Town has been revived following years of erosion thanks to an embankment of more than two kilometers.
Cua Dai beach restored from erosion

Hai Ly (C), a tourist from Hanoi, said she visited Cua Dai two years ago and is astonished by how the beach has been saved from severe erosion.

"I really hope the authorities would continue restoring this beautiful beach to its original state."

Cua Dai beach restored from erosion

A resort providing huts and benches for tourists.

Cua Dai beach restored from erosion

A beach section that stretches 300 meters long and 100 meters wide along Au Co Street of Cua Dai Ward after restoration.

To revive the beach, Quang Nam had deployed two different projects at a total investment of nearly VND350 billion ($15 million).

Cua Dai beach restored from erosion

Costing VND40 billion, the first project was implemented in June 2020 to build 220 meters of embankment that lies half a meter underwater and around 250 meters onshore.

The embankment spans 4.5 meters high and 1.2 meters wide.

The internal structure of the dyke comprises cobblestones, with each weighing 700-1,200 kilos; the outside is paved with concrete blocks, each weighing 5 tons.

Due to a lack of funding, the project was put on hold in September 2020.

Cua Dai beach restored from erosion

In July 2021, the province resumed lengthening the embankment by more than 1,500 meters at a cost of VND300 billion, filling it with 600,000 cubic meters of sand.

The project is expected to complete in September this year.

Cua Dai beach restored from erosion

The technique of building an underwater dyke has been applied in many countries but the project in Cua Dai Beach is the first in Vietnam. The dyke will weaken the force of the waves hitting the shore, preventing it from washing sand away.

Cua Dai beach restored from erosion

Sea sand is dredged from the sea and placed onto the beach.

Cua Dai beach restored from erosion

In total, 500,000 cubic meters of sand have been dredged and placed on the beach.

Nguyen Ngoc Tan, deputy head of the investment project management board for construction of agricultural and rural development projects in Quang Nam, said last month, the provincial administration had approved VND210 billion to build an additional underwater dyke of 550 meters.

Experts have blamed falling river sediment, sand mining and strong waves for beach erosion.

Cua Dai Beach near Hoi An Town has been revived following years of erosion thanks to an embankment of more than two kilometers.

 
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