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Ho Chi Minh City identifies 32 erosion-hit locations

Ho Chi Minh City identifies 32 erosion-hit locations

Friday, June 30, 2023, 17:34 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City identifies 32 erosion-hit locations
Ho Thi Na, a resident of Binh Thanh District in Ho Chi Minh City, said this was her first time seeing an embankment in the district's Thanh Da Peninsula severely eroded. Inhabitants wish that local authorities take measures to cope with the land erosion to ensure their safety. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

As many as 32 sites along rivers and canals across Ho Chi minh City have been battered by land erosion, including eight critically-eroded zones, negatively affecting 1,328 households, according to the municipal administration.

Thus far, the city has earmarked VND3.474 trillion (US$146.8 million) for building anti-erosion embankments in 23 of the 32 affected locations.

The People’s Committee has also asked the Department of Transport to develop a plan to build embankments to protect the Dong Nai and Can Giuoc riverbanks from erosion.

As for currently under-construction anti-erosion projects, investors were told to speed up efforts to appraise and complete work on them in order to protect both humans and property.

The administrations of Thu Duc City, under the jurisdiction of the southern metropolis, and districts citywide have had to warn local residents living in erosion-prone areas of possible risks, regularly examine vulnerable sites, and propose erosion control measures to authorities.

Completed anti-erosion projects must be handed over to operators in order to fully exploit the benefits of the projects, the municipal administration said.

Below are photos of some erosion-hit locations in Ho Chi Minh City:​

Many houses encroach on the erosion-hit Giong Ong To canal in Thu Duc City on June 29, 2023. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Many houses encroach on the erosion-hit Giong Ong To canal in Thu Duc City, June 29, 2023. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

According to the municipal administration, local houses near Giong Ong To Bridge, which spans over the namesake canal in Thu Duc City, are located in a critical zone for land erosion, where local competent forces had set up an erosion warning sign. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

According to the municipal administration, local houses near Giong Ong To Bridge, which spans over the namesake canal in Thu Duc City, are located in a critical zone for land erosion, where local forces had set up an erosion warning sign. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Multiple locations in Binh Thanh District were put on a list of severely-eroded areas. Recently, part of a 120m-long embankment in Thanh Da Peninsula eroded, prompting 13 affected households to take an emergency evacuation. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Multiple locations in Binh Thanh District were put on a list of severely-eroded areas. Recently, part of a 120m-long embankment in Thanh Da Peninsula was eroded, prompting 13 affected households to take an emergency evacuation. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s eye view of the eroded embankment in Thanh Da Peninsula on June 29, 2023. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s-eye view of the eroded embankment in Thanh Da Peninsula, June 29, 2023. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

An erosion-hit embankment in Thanh Da Peninsula. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

An erosion-hit embankment in Thanh Da Peninsula. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Authorities cordoned off an erosion-hit area in Thanh Da Peninsula. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Authorities cordon off an erosion-hit area in Thanh Da Peninsula. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A riverside house is damaged by land erosion facing Phuoc Loc Bridge in the outlying district of Nha Be. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

A riverside house is damaged by land erosion facing Phuoc Loc Bridge in the outlying district of Nha Be. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

The city had planned to build anti-erosion embankments near Phuoc Loc Bridge in the outlying district of Nha Be. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

The city has planned to build anti-erosion embankments near Phuoc Loc Bridge in the outlying district of Nha Be. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

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