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Deputy PM visits landslide-hit families in An Giang

Update: May, 15/2017 - 15:54
Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng on Monday visits households affected by the landslide on the banks of Hậu River in An Giang Province’s Mỹ Hội Đông Commune. — VNA/VNS Photo Công Mạo
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HÀ NỘI – Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng on Monday visited households affected by the landslide on the banks of Hậu River in An Giang Province’s Mỹ Hội Đông Commune.

The landslide, which occurred on April 22 in Mỹ Hội Village, caused 14 houses to collapse into the river, leaving 107 families homeless.

Local authorities had reported to Dũng that the landslide was caused by water flow.

Dũng has asked local authorities to support families affected by the incident and help them settle in as soon as possible.

The Deputy PM has instructed local authorities to work towards finding solutions to protect residents and their properties. As landslides can be a recurring problem, there is a pressing need to conduct surveys and examine the situation closely so that long-term solutions can be executed, he added.

Dũng has also asked provincial authorities to work with relevant agencies from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to identify the reasons for such a landslide as well as to determine safe spots for the rehabilitation of affected residents. — VNS

 

 

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