A landslide area in Phu Thanh hamlet, Mai Dam town, Chau Thanh district (Photo: VOV)

Hau Giang (VNA) – Local officials should work to raise public awareness of landslide risks and consequences, said Chairman of Hau Giang province People’s Committee Le Tien Chau.

He made the statement on May 8 while inspecting a landslide area in Phu Thanh hamlet, Mai Dam town, Chau Thanh district.

Local residents should know how to protect their lives and assets in cases of natural disasters, he noted.

A temporary road will be constructed to facilitate local travel while preventing risks for the residents.

Earlier, a landslide in 28 metre length occurred in Phu Thanh hamlet affected five households with 23 and caused a loss of 150 million VND (6,600 USD).

The affected families were evacuated to safer locations and there was no human damage.

The locality has launched a landslide emergency and supported local people to recover the consequences, Chairman of Chau Thanh district People’s Committee Tong Hoang Khoi said.-VNA