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Speed up resettlement from landslide prone areas: HCMC

Update: October, 05/2017 - 06:00
Five houses in Nhà Bè District collapsed after a landslide on June 26. — Photo from
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The HCM City People’s Committee has asked the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to speed up resettlement of residents living in landslide areas along the river and canals.

The department was also asked to begin construction on resettlement areas and infrastructure to provide accommodation for people in danger zones.

The people’s committee urged the Thủ Đức District’s People Committee to move 27 households along the Sài Gòn River near the Bình Lợi Bridge in Hiệp Bình Chánh Ward.

City authorities also asked district People’s Committees to speed up land clearance in landslide areas, such as Giồng Ông Tố Bridge in District 2, Củi Hamlet in Bình Chánh District, and Long Kiềng Bridge and Phước Kiển residential areas in Nhà Bè District, so they can carry out embankment projects.

These projects are expected to be completed next year.

HCM City now has 40 landslide-prone locations, including 23 dangerous areas near rivers and canals in eight districts, according to the city’s Department of Transport.

Nhà Bè District has had the highest number of landslides, with 16, including 11 dangerous landslides, followed by Thủ Đức and Cần Giờ districts with five each. — VNS



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