Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc assigned the Ministry of Construction to study Cambodia’s permanent prohibition on sand exports and the impact on the construction materials market in Việt Nam.
Residents of central ThừaThiên-Huế Province have set up tents to monitor illegal sand mining since local authorities have failed to stop miners from illegal dredging.
With demand for sand for construction rising even as prices are skyrocketing, Deputy Prime Minister Trương Đình Dũng has recommended the use of other materials in construction in place of natural sand.
Quảng Trị Province has asked the Duy Tân Mineral Development Co Ltd to temporarily stop exploiting sand from the river in Cửa Việt Town.
Việt Nam’s monthly consumer price index (CPI) in July rose again by 0.11 per cent, following the rebound of food prices, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Provinces in the Mekong Delta have run out of sand for construction at a time when many key infrastructure works are in progress.
Exacerbated landslide along the Đồng Nai River in the south has forced Đồng Nai and Lâm Đồng authorities to suspend all sand mining activities in the area despite granted legal licences.
The Government held a meeting on Thursday to discuss urgent measures to limit illegal sand mining in the country, which has reached epidemic proportions in response to a boom in construction demand.
The HCM City People’s Committee has instructed government agencies and district administrations to closely monitor the quality and price of construction sand.
Authorities are seeking ways to relocate hundreds of thousands of households facing the threat of landslides in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces.