Landslides-erosions in Mekong Delta put on map

Vietnam Net –

The map provides locations, images and video clips of eroded sites, especially serious landslides, via the Geographic Information System Resources (GEBGIS), thus helping set forth solutions to prevent and reduce losses caused by the natural disaster.

It has been made in the wake of serious erosion in the region, which has threatened human life and property of the State and local residents, and adversely impacted sustainable socio-economic development in areas along riverbanks and coasts.

The map was built using part of the Government’s funding of 1.5 trillion VND (66 million USD) allocated for measures to deal with urgent cases where erosion directly affects concentrated residential areas and essential infrastructure facilities, and develop a database of landslides in the region.

To create the map, the MARD has coordinated with relevant agencies and localities to review, assess and classified erosion and landslides, said Tran Quang Hoai, head of the Directorate for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

MARD Deputy Minister Hoang Van Thang, who is also deputy head of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, the map aims to help managers, local authorities and the community get an online access to eroded sites, thus taking timely response to the natural disaster for both short and long terms.


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