Thailand and India Sinking: Coastal Erosion of Thai Coasts 26% of Thai, 40% of Indian Coast Subjected to Erosion

Jul 28, 2014

BANGKOK, July 28 -- Thailand's coastal erosion problem is considered severe in 44 locations in 19 provinces along the Gulf of Thailand, with the destruction resulting from both natural and manmade causes.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reports that the erosion occurred along 830 kilometers of Thai coasts and that account for 26 per cent of all the country's coasts.
 
The problem occurs mainly along the Gulf of Thailand, over a distance of 730 kilometres.
 
Severe and quick erosion happens in 44 locations in 19 provinces with a combined seaside distance of 169 kilometres.
 

Aug 6, 2014

The government today said a study has revealed that on an average around 40 per cent of Indian coast is subjected to coastal erosion.

"The study has revealed that on an average around 40 per cent of the Indian coast is subjected to coastal erosion (either high, medium or low). According to the study, erosion occurred in 46.30 per cent of coastal length in Gujarat," Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar told the in a written reply.

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Comment by Khan on August 13, 2014 at 7:58am

India: 20 huts damaged as coastal villages flooded with sea water

Aug 12, 2014

Kanyakumari (TN): More than 20 huts were damaged as sea water entered a coastal hamlet between Thengaipattinam and Mullur today following high tides and stormy sea, officials said.  The road link in the stretch, one of the main thorough fares in the district, has been flooded with sea water resulting in traffic jam, they said.

The road link in the stretch, one of the main thorough fares in the district, has been flooded with sea water resulting in traffic jam, they said.

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Comment by Khan on August 13, 2014 at 7:52am

India: Erosion Threat Keeps People of Akkaraikori on the Edge

Aug 13, 2014

A cement road in Akkaraikori village near Cuddalore port that has been damaged due to sea erosion | express

CUDDALORE: Residents of Akkaraikori, a coastal village near Cuddalore port are living in fear of the advancing sea water. The villagers have requested the district administration to build a protective wall along the coastline.

Akkaraikori has been facing coastal erosion for the past three months. So far, six houses, a public toilet and a road have been completely damaged by the waves.

The last house that collapsed belonged to one Mahesh. Those who lost their houses have been staying in their relatives or friends’ houses. “The district administration should arrange alternative accommodation for us,” one of the residents, who lost his house, said.

Villagers said that two more houses are on the verge of collapse and wanted the authorities to construct a protective wall along the coast.

Local MLA and Commercial Tax and Registration Minister M C Sampath, Fisheries Minister K A Jayapal and collector S Suresh Kumar had visited the village early last month to hear the grievances..

The villagers had requested the ministers to take measures to put rocks along the coastline and plant palm trees to control sea waves. He assured to take take necessary steps.

A few days later, another house collapsed and villagers announced a protest. “After announcement of protest, officials swung into action and planted palm trees along 150 meters of the coast,” a villager said. However, the late action has not helped in reducing the fury of waves.

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Comment by Khan on August 13, 2014 at 3:22am

India: Coastal Erosion Threatens Fishing Villages

Aug 12, 2014

 

Bordering Puducherry the fishing village at Bommaiypalayam in Villupuram district is presently under the threat of acute coastal erosion. The fishermen are desperately waiting for actions from the concern authorities.

While talking to Express Bommaiyarpalayam fishermen Panchayat president Manjini said, “Already 350 houses, land and streetlights have washed away since the 2004 tsunami and cyclone Thane and it is necessary to protect the remaining property. Now, the sea is continuously rough and more and more areas are getting eroded, thereby increasing the threat to life and property.”

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Comment by Khan on August 12, 2014 at 2:52am

Vietnam: The speed of erosion has increased year-on-year.

Aug 11, 2014

The speed of erosion has increased year-on-year, with coasts being affected depending on their structure and use by local residents, said Le Van Cong, Deputy Head of the Viet Nam Administration of Seas and Islands' Oceanography Centre.

Cong, who was speaking at a recent workshop held in Ha Noi, added that between 15-30 metres of coast was being lost per year in Thanh Hoa and Tien Giang provinces and between 10-20 metres in HCM City and Tra Vinh Province.

The stretches of coastline that have suffered the most from coastal erosion since 1990 are located in seven provinces of Binh Thuan, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Phu Yen, Thanh Hoa and Thua Thien Hue.

Head of the latter's Seas and Islands Division Dang Xuan Dung said, "The erosion has posed a threat to lives of hundreds of local residents and their homes."

Thua Thien Hue now has a 30-km stretch of eroded coastline, about one-third of which is extreme, he said.

According to Cong, the higher frequency and intensity of tropical storms, over exploitation of sand and reef, and mangrove deforestation were to blame for the increase of coastal erosion in the country.

Statistics released by the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting showed that a total of 246 tropical storms hit Viet Nam between 1961 and 2010. While there were three storms in 1961, the number was 10 in 2008.

Deputy Head of Seas and Islands Administration Vu Si Tuan said that public awareness of disaster mitigation was still limited and had worsened the situation.

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Comment by Khan on August 8, 2014 at 6:30am

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