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Landslides affect 37 areas in HCMC
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Landslides affect 37 areas in HCMC

The Saigon Times Daily

A riverside house in Nha Be District hit by a landslide - PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – Some 37 sites in HCMC are prone to landslides, and the number is forecast to increase due to climate change and complicated weather developments in the rainy season this year, reported Nguoi Lao Dong news website.

According to the HCMC Department of Transport, the city has identified five new areas prone to landslides, although the number of affected areas at 37 is lower than last year’s number at 40, thanks to the building of embankments and evacuation of residents from eight areas. The situation in these five areas is reported to be serious, noted the department.

Dikes and embankments were built around six of the landslide-prone areas, and residents were evacuated from two dangerous sites. Five areas in Nha Be District, which is also at risk, are now under control, while three areas in District 2, Thu Duc District and Binh Chanh District were removed from the hazard list.

The HCMC transport department stressed that eight projects to prevent landslides will be completed by the end of 2018 if land is handed over in August.

The Inland Waterway Management Unit will complete seven projects, and the authority of Nha Be District will oversee the remaining project. As the land has yet to be cleared fully, the unit and the authority are required to execute the projects and evacuate the residents at the same time.

To minimize damage and injuries and to speed up the projects, the HCMC government should urge the authorities of the localities to hand over the land.

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