Loss from landslide over $3.9 million

It is estimated that the total losses from landslides in the Mekong delta province of An Giang is VND90 billion ($3.9 million), said the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development this morning.
 

Loss from landslide over $3.9 million

Districts An Phu, Cho Moi and Phu Tan have suffered nine, five, six landslides respectively meantime Tan Chau Town has reported to have 7 spots with 2,800 meter long erosions which are destroying 199 houses. Of 199 houses, 20 houses fell into river while four other houses and other infrastructure constructions were damaged.
Amongst landslides, 16 houses fell into river; the most serious one took place in Cho Moi District’s My Hoi Dong Commune on April 22.
The authority has decided to give VND20 million as support for each household suffering landslides.
Till now, many people are living in the erosion prone area.
Different reasons for erosion include geographic structure, sand exploitation, and illicit construction in river changing river flow.

By NHU NGUYEN – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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