Notably, a 10-meter long and 2-meter wide landslide hit a riverside road at nighttime on July 11. Other landslide swallowed a house at Tam Giang Dong Commune on the same day. A landslide along river had happened in Tam Giang at midnight of July 4, destroying 14 houses with a damage of around VND1 billion (over US$43,000). In Can Tho city, the municipal Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue reported that there have been 22 landslide places near rivers, ditches and canals in Can Tho City from the beginning of the year up to now which destroyed 73 houses and 1,230 meters of road with total loss of more than VND14 billion (nearly US$605,000). Functional agencies of Can Tho City are deploying works and solutions to overcome landslides and consolidate riversides, canals and ditches. … [Read more...] about Landslides along riversides constantly occur in Mekong Delta
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BẾN TRE — Bến Tre Province authorities have sought VNĐ250 billion (US$10.7 million) from the Government to build reservoirs to store freshwater and avoid a shortage due to drought and saltwater intrusion in rivers. … [Read more...] about Bến Tre seeks $10.7m for building reservoirs as water shortage looms
Nguyen Tien Quynh, a resident in Go Vap District who originally bought a ticket from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi with a departure time at 5:00 pm on July 11, said she had to wait until 8:30 pm to be able to board the plane. … [Read more...] about Delayed, canceled flights plague Vietnam’s major airports as runway upgrades underway
A National Assembly delegation inspects plans for an irrigation system in Ben Tre Province. — Photo www.sggp.org.vn A National Assembly delegation headed by Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien last week met with province authorities to discuss water security, and drought and saltwater prevention, and went on a field trip to see the Kenh Lap Reservoir and Kenh Lap Water Treatment Plant in Ba Tri District and Ba Lai Dam in Binh Dai and Ba Tri. … [Read more...] about Ben Tre seeks $10.7m for building reservoirs as water shortage looms
Landslides in Mekong Delta attributed to sand exploitation The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Mekong River Commission (MRC) say the river bed of Mekong’s two main tributaries in Mekong Delta fell by 1.4 meters in 1998-2008 due to sand overexploitation. … [Read more...] about Will the sand in the Red River be depleted in 100 years?