VietNamNet Bridge - 675 households in areas at risk of landslides and storms will be relocated this year, and the rest will be removed from the dangerous areas before the end of 2016, according to a plan that has just been approved by HCM City authorities.


Residents of the island commune of Can Thanh in Can GioDistrict, HCM City are frequently moved to the mainland whenever storms come.




At present, there are 1,294 households with 5,075 people living in 62 locations at risk of landslides and storms. These households will be urgently relocated.

Among them, there are 462 households in the extremely dangerous areas in District 2, Binh Thanh, Nha Be, Binh Chanh and 832 households in the dangerous areas in Thu Duc and Can Gio districts.

According to the plan, this year the city will relocate 647 households (50 %), including 462 households in the particularly dangerous areas.

In 2015, the relocation of 388 households (30 %) will be completed and the remaining 259 households (20 %) will be relocated in 2016.

Dikes will be built in the areas at risk to prevent landslide.

These households will be granted with 50-150sq.m of land in the new places and VND20 million ($1,000) of relocation fees.

They are also provided with vocational training fees.

Le Ha