Rains renew Mekong Delta erosion threat

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The Mekong Delta region has been threatened by erosion along rivers and canals in recent days, and authorities are taking measures to protect people and property.

The delta is entering the rainy season, which can cause more erosion, especially as rains and storms combine with high tides.

An Giang province saw 50 metres of land being eroded in two places in Cho Moi district’s Kien An and Long Kien communes on June 2.

In Long Kien, a part of a house fell into the Ong Chuong Canal as a result.

The district had earlier suffered erosion in four cases affecting a total length of 150 metres in Kien Thanh and My An communes on May 25, badly affecting transportation.

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