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VND600 billion proposed for riverside embankments in HCMC

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Transport Department of HCMC has proposed using VND600 billion from the municipal budget to construct three embankment projects to address riverbank landslides.

The Can Giuoc, Cho Dem, and Saigon embankment projects are among 11 projects submitted by the department to the HCMC People’s Committee. The proposal will be presented for approval at the forthcoming city council meeting scheduled for July.

The project locations have been identified as having a high risk of landslides, which poses a threat to surrounding residential properties. The Can Giuoc embankment in Binh Chanh District is the largest among the three as it requires an estimated VND274 billion. The section at risk of landslides spans about 160 meters in length and seven meters in width.

The Cho Dem embankment project, also in Binh Chanh, needs VND233 billion. The section vulnerable to landslides measures around 200 meters in length and four meters in width.

The remaining project is situated in Binh Thanh District, with a total investment of VND106 billion. The section susceptible to landslides covers around 100 meters in length and seven meters in width.

The city currently has 32 areas across various districts deemed to be at high risk of landslides, posing a threat to over 1,300 households. Thu Duc City has the highest number with eight sites, followed by Nha Be and Can Gio districts with seven each. Binh Thanh and Binh Chanh districts have four each, while Hoc Mon and Cu Chi districts have one each.

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