Most of the violations involved the construction of houses and workshops, illegal sand exploitation and storage of building materials, and overloaded vehicles travelling on dykes.
Legislators voted to pass a law amending and supplementing some articles of the Law on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the Law on Dykes at the ongoing ninth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
A 600m section of Hà Nội’s ceramic mosaic mural, which holds the Guinness World Record, will be demolished as part of a project to extend Âu Cơ Street from Thắng Lợi Hotel to Nhật Tân Bridge.
Hà Nội’s People's Committee has officially declared an emergency over erosion in some communes of Chương Mỹ District.
The drought-hit Mekong Delta province of Long An this year needs more fresh water, but can only supply about 50 per cent of demand from its 35 fresh water treatment plants and stations.