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.
Voters in the capital city yesterday welcomed the more democratic functioning of the parliament as evinced by the open question and answer sessions that reflected the public’s aspirations and concerns.
Mekong Delta traffic bottlenecks need to be soon removed to unleash the full potential of the region considered one of the country’s ‘key economic zones.’
The once-beautiful beach is now marred by thousands of sandbags. The local tourism industry now faces various issues to attract investment and visitors. Even multi-million dollar resorts and hotels have been abandoned, with many slowly falling into ruin as the sea swallows large swaths of land.
Over the past three years, the monsoon – the rainy season that runs from June through September, depending on the region – has been weak or delayed across much of India, causing widespread water shortages.
Việt Nam risks a loss of 7.2 million tonnes of rice yield and 3.2 per cent of its agricultural land by the late 21st century as a result of climate change, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development forecast.