Measures Against Mekong Delta Erosion Discussed

The causes of worsening land erosion along rivers and the coast in the Mekong Delta were analysed at a seminar held in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on June 6, VNA announced.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoang Van Thang said that among various reasons, impacts from development process in upstream Mekong River, socio-economic development in the Delta and climate change are the major factors causing land erosion in the region.

According to the deputy minister, the Ministry is cooperating with relevant ministries and foreign organisations to build up counter plans, which include sea dyke and land use planning.

In addition, science-technology measures will be deployed to efficiently control and prevent the erosion.

Several successful solutions to land erosion were shared at the conference such as a model of wave breaker fence in Soc Trang and Bac Lieu, fortified embankment and protective forest.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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