Riverside landslides to hit Saigon & Dong Nai rivers

Serious landslides on Saigon River banks will threaten dyke systems along the river in rainy and flood season if urgent measures are not conducted, reported HCMC Irrigation Service Exploitation Management Company.

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Initial surveys showed that recent landslides along the dyke systems had caused by illegal dredging sand in the river and constructions of embankment on Binh Duong province bank side.
 
Landslides have been found along Binh Duong section of Dong Nai River. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Binh Duong province said that most of serious landslides had occurred in the area of Tan Uyen and North- Tan Uyen Town.
 
Currently, there are 174 households locating in landslide vulnerable are in risk of lives and farm production. Of these, 73 houses needed to move into safer places.
 
Flow change and illegal dredging sand from the banks of Dong Nai River  caused the landslide on Dong Nai River banks.

By By Quoc Hung- Giang Dinh- Translated by Huyen Huong

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