Vietnam: Dong Nai River Illegal Dredging Causes Major Problems
As Saigon-gpdaily.com reports, Ngo Xuan Hien, chairman of the People’s Committee of Cat Tien District, on March 24 attributed unchecked and illegal sand dredging to the frequent landslides along the banks of the Dong Nai River passing through Phuoc Son Village in Cat Tien District.
The severe landslide on March 21 washed away three houses into the river, and authorities have relocated the residents to temporary tents far from the danger zone, according to Xuan Hien.
“The agencies are investigating the cause of frequent landslides along the banks of the Dong Nai River, but with over 10 companies involved in sand dredging in the area, the possibility of it being sole cause of recurring landslides is very high,” concluded Chairman.
Dredging Today Staff, March 26, 2012;