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Tien Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang has taken measures to prevent and control increasingly severe and unpredictable landslides, according to a local official.

Reinforcing landslide-hit areas as well as planting trees to mitigate impacts of wind and sea waves have been implemented to ensure safety for residents and their production.

The province plans to allocate over 20 billion VND (900,000 USD) to repair landslide areas.

Statistics show that there are 65 landslide sites with a combined length of nearly 2,200 metres, mostly in the districts of Cai Be, Cai Lay, Chau Thanh and My Tho city.

Five of the locations along the rivers of Phu Phong, Ba Ray, Cai Be and the Nguyen Tan Thanh canal in the four districts, covering a length of hundreds of metres, are said to pose serious danger.

Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hoi Xuan commune in Cai Lay district Le Van Thon said landslides damaged a road dike section in the western bank of the Ba Ray River.

Hundreds of metres of road in Dong Hoa Hiep commune in Cai Be district were also ruined due to landslides.

Landslide is unpredictably occurring all year round as affected by climate change. Besides it, there are also sea level rise, saltwater intrusion and flooding./.-VNA