Binh Dinh to deal with river encroachment
  • | | January 14, 2021 10:50 AM
Authorities in Binh Dinh Province have ordered the relocation of hundreds of households which have encroached upon the Dinh River, affecting water flows.


Many households encroached upon Dinh River

On January 13, Party Secretary of Binh Dinh Province Ho Quoc Dung, Chairman of Binh Dinh People's Committee Nguyen Phi Long and leaders of related departments inspected the Dinh River in Quy Nhon City in preparation for the flood prevention project.

A 3km-section of Dinh River will be upgraded to increase its drainage capacity and this section runs through many residential clusters. Those households have encroached on the Dinh River for years, narrowing the river and affecting its drainage capacity.

In order to carry out the flood prevention project, about 280 households must be relocated and the river bank must be repaired. The authorities must also dredge the river. Quy Nhon City People's Committee will be responsible for organising the resettlement areas and compensation fund. The Binh Dinh People's Committee will be responsible for the funding of the construction and any renovation.

Dung asked Quy Nhon City authorities to have measures to prevent local people from continuing to encroach upon rivers. He also urged to quickly carry out the ground clearance and compensation tasks so that the Management Board of Agriculture and Rural Development Projects can start construction in 2021.

On the same day, Dung inspected some major constructions in Quy Nhon City and asked the Department of Construction to research the plan to build a monument at Bau Sen Lake. The scenery and green spaces around Bau Sen Lake should also be upgraded.

In regard to Binh Dinh Convention Centre, Dung asked for more maintenance and effective layout of meeting rooms and equipment. Related agencies were asked to work with the Quy Nhon People's Committee to repair the park in front of the Labour Culture House.

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