Since 2018, in consultation with the Institute of Civil Engineering, Thuyloi University, Kien Giang province’s local authorities have implemented a plan to renovate Mui Nai beach into a white sand beach with an investment of more than VND 100 billion. After being renovated, Mui Nai beach has put on a new outfit. The muddy beach with turbid water was replaced with fine white sand and the quality of water has also improved remarkably.
Mui Nai beach of Kien Giang province is a popular tourist attraction. In previous years, this place did not attract visitors because it was alluvial beach with muddy sand and turbid water. However, in consultation with the Institute of Civil Engineering, Thuyloi University since 2018, Kien Giang province’s local authorities have implemented a plan to renovate it into a white sand beach with an investment of more than VND 100 billion. After being renovated, Mui Nai beach has put on a new apperance. The muddy beach was replaced with fine white sand and the quality of water has also improved markedly. Many tourists have expressed their surprise and excitement at the new appearance of the beach and wish that this place will continue to be interested and upgraded to become an ideal tourist destination.
Since summer in 2019 Mui Nai-Ha Tien Beach has become a new and attractive destination for visitors. Every week, tens of thousands of tourists choose Mui Nai beach as a place to visit and relax. Every day, late in the afternoon, there are still quite a lot of tourists coming here to swim. It is recorded that the number of visitors this year is much higher than the previous years.
New apperance of Mui Nai beach (Zing.vn)
Some details about the project:
- Design consultant: Center for Marine Engineering & Port Development, Institute of Civil Engineering, Thuyloi University
- Survey and design: 2016-2017
- Construction: 2018-2019
- Location: Back Beach, Mui Nai tourist area, Phao Dai ward, Ha Tien city, Kien Giang province.
- Design parameters:
+ The submerged breakwater, 380 m long, is formed by a geotextile tube (‘geotube’), 2.4 m in diameter. The crest level is -1,00 m. On the landward side of this breakwater, sand was pumped to nourish the beach. The sandy beach is divided into two parts: a berm at an elevation of + 0.8 m, average width 60 m (to the edge of the breakwater); a sloping part where sand was pumped to make a slope of 20% extending to the toe of the submerged structure.
+ The Northern closure section is 60 m long, the Southern closure section is 80 m long, the structure uses geotube with a diameter of 1.6 m, padded with sand bags to form a slope m = 1.5. The outside part comprises a rubble layer, 30cm thick, on a 10-cm thick crush stones (2x4) and a geotextile filter layer. The crest elevation is + 0.8m.
+ The auxiliary submerged breakwater route (430 m) for preventing sand is located parallel to the shore, 50 - 60 m far from the shoreline. The sand-filled geotube is 0.7-m tall. Its crest level is + 0,0 m.
+ Volume of nourished sand: 50,000 m3
Some pictures of the construction process:
a / Positioning and spreading geotextile tube on the water surface b / Pumping sand into the geotextile tube
Constructing the geotubes:
Building of stone breakwater to close the route
Pumping sand to create a new beach
Mui Nai beach before and after the renovation
Some types of combined entertainment after the project completed (Zing.vn)
In addition to renovating the beach, some types of recreation such as water canoes, paragliders, steam boats etc. are interested by the tourism businesses to meet the needs of tourists.