HCM City has 40 landslide locations including 23 dangerous areas near rivers and canals in eight districts, according to the city’s Department of Transport.
|A crack found in Nha Be District’s Nhon Duc Commune in HCM City last week. — Photo tuoitre.vn
Nha Be District has the highest number of landslides with 16, including 11 dangerous landslides, followed by Thu Duc and Can Gio districts with five in each district.
Deputy Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, Le Thanh Liem, has asked the city’s Department of Transport to work with agencies to carry out surveys of landslide-prone areas and submit the reports in June.
The city’s Department of Transport has recommended that district people’s committees urgently relocate people who live in the landslide areas.
Nha Be District has relocated eight households near the Rach Tom River to a safe place, according to Bui Hoa An, deputy chairman of the district’s People’s Committee.
Nguyen Van Tam, deputy director of the city’s Department of Transport, said the department has 33 embankment construction projects, but they are behind schedule due to a lack of funding and delays in acquiring land, as well as compensation payments.
The department has recommended that the municipal People’s Committee speed up efforts to approve funds to begin the projects.
The city’s People’s Committee has also directed the city police and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to work with Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces to strictly deal with illegal sand mining in the Sai Gon and Dong Nai rivers.
The city’s Department of Construction and the district people’s committees have responsibility to strictly deal with encroachment on canals and rivers.
The city’s People’s Committee will provide VND20 million (US$900) to VND25 million ($1,100) for each household to support their relocations.VNS