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Ho Chi Minh City urged to relocate residents from 31 landslide-prone areas

Saturday, September 05, 2015, 11:01 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City urged to relocate residents from 31 landslide-prone areas
The scene of a landslide in Hiep Phuoc Commune, Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City on July 4, 2015.

The Ho Chi Minh City Transport Department has urged the municipal administration to direct authorities of three districts to urgently evacuate residents from 31 locations deemed most vulnerable to serious landslides.

A recent survey by the department found that 44 areas in these districts are prone to landslides, 31 of which are considered under especially dangerous situation.

The situation in the ten other locations are classified as dangerous, and the remaining three, less dangerous.

The 31 areas most vulnerable to the disaster are in Nha Be District, District 2 and District 8, according to the transport department.

The administrations of these districts should relocate all residents and their assets to safer places as soon as possible, it urged.

The dangerous and less dangerous locations have been identified in the districts of Can Gio, Binh Thanh, and Thu Duc.

The said survey has been conducted by the department in conjunction with the steering boards for flood and storm prevention and control of the city and its 24 districts.

The survey focused on residential areas located alongside the rivers, arroyos and canals across the city, according to the department.  

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