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HCMC warns of 32 landslide areas along rivers, channels

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The city has released a list of places with high landslide risks in several districts, of which eight are extremely dangerous, the local media reported.

As of October this year, 32 landslide-prone sites in HCMC were classified as dangerous or extremely dangerous.

Thu Duc City tops the list with eight sites, Nha Be and Can Gio districts have seven each, Binh Thanh and Binh Chanh districts have four each, and Hoc Mon and Cu Chi districts have one each.

The municipal government assigned competent authorities to take necessary measures to safeguard residents and properties, evacuate them to safety and dispatch forces to address issues that could arise.

The city asked investors and relevant agencies to speed up work on the embankment projects to ensure the safety of nearby residential areas.

HCMC also intends to get tough against sand overexploitation along the city’s major rivers, particularly Saigon, Dong Nai, Long Tau and Soai Rap, which may pose serious risks to river banks.

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