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HCM City faces eroded sites along rivers, canals

HCM City is now home to around 37 eroded sites along rivers and canals, including 19 that have been classified as very dangerous, according to the municipal Department of Transport.

 

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Erosion threatens people in HCM City

 

 

The city Department of Transport reported that 37 local eroded sites have a total length of nearly 23,500 metres. Among those, 19 locations which are seen as the most severe are located in the districts of Nha Be, Thu Duc, Binh Chanh and Can Gio.

The four sites which have been found with erosion most recently are situated by Saigon River and the canals of Thanh Da, Go Me and Moc Keo.

The erosion is attributed to illegal encroachment on the river and canal bank by local people’s construction works. This can be seen in the area of Phu Xuan and Muong Chuoi rivers in Nha Be District and My Khanh urban area in Can Gio District.

Illegal sand exploitation in areas along the Dong Nai, Long Tau and Soai Rap rivers have also been included among the causes.

Local authorities have urged localities to install erosion warnings and plan to relocate affected people to safe places. 

Lao Dong/Dtinews

 

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