Long An to build new anti-landslide embankment
A new 1.2km-long embankment worth VND300 billion (US$12.9 million) will be built to prevent landslides along Vam Co Tay River in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Long An next year.
|A landslide along Vam Co Tay River in Loi Binh Nhon Commune in Long An Province’s Tan An City occurred last year, causing six houses to fall into the river. — VNA/VNS File Photo|
Nguyen Van Ut, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said the embankment project would help prevent further landslides caused by the impact of climate change and rising sea levels.
It will protect riverside construction sites, as well as the lives and property of people living along the river.
Funding for the project is sourced from both central and local budgets, including construction costs, consultant costs and land clearance compensation.
The new embankment will be 8m wide, running from the market in Tan An City’s Ward 2 to the new Tân An Bridge.
The project includes building a water collection and drainage system with eight sewers, nine berths, a 4m-wide separator, and a 6m-wide sidewalk.
Construction is expected to be completed by 2024.
According to the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, landslides along the rivers and canals have been increasing in recent years.
Landslides and erosion have occurred mainly in Tan Tru, Can Giuoc, Thu Thua and Thanh Hoa districts, collapsing tens of houses and damage worth tens of billions of dong.
Tan Tru District has suffered from the most serious landslides, with four landslide locations near Vam Co Tay, Nhut Tao and Cau Trang rivers, and Cay Sao Canal. VNS
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