The Mekong Delta region in Vietnam needs nearly VND13.4 trillion (US$563 million) to battle widespread riverside landslides, heard a conference on land subsidence assessment held in Tien Giang Province on Thursday. The much-needed funds would be used to handle 63 riverside landslides and sites of coastal erosion spanning approximately 240 kilometers. The Mekong Delta region is facing severe riverside landslides and coastal erosion in terms of scale, pace, and quantity, said Nguyen Hoang Hiep, Deputy Minister of the Agriculture and Rural Development. Statistics recently released by the ministry indicated that since 2016, the provinces and cities in the region have reported 779 riverside landslides spanning a combined 1,134 kilometers. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Hoang Hiep (L, 3rd) and other officials survey a landslide site in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam.
Mar 21 2023