Site clearance slows down Thanh Da anti-landslide project

The anti-landslide project in Thanh Da Island has been delayed because of difficulties in site clearance, Tran Van Giau, deputy director of the city Waterway Management Agency said on Tuesday.

The anti-landslide project in Thanh Da Island has been delayed because of difficulties in site clearance, Tran Van Giau, deputy director of the city Waterway Management Agency said on Tuesday.

In the SGGP photo, houses are falling into river in Thanh Da Island, Binh Thanh District in August 2010
In the SGGP photo, houses are falling into river in Thanh Da Island, Binh Thanh District in August 2010

The agency is under the control of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport.

Mr. Giau said that after completing construction on some items of the project, the agency is now continuing with building the embankment section from Kinh Bridge to Binh Trieu Bridge.

However, this has been slow because there is still one unit that has yet to be removed.

Binh Thanh District People’s Committee is expected to complete the site clearance work, by the end of January so that the executing unit can continue working.

The construction of the 700-meter embankment is scheduled to be built within one year and is expected to finish by the end of next year. The total estimated cost will be VND65 billion (US$3.3 million).

The anti-landslide project in Thanh Da Island comprises of seven sub-projects with the above construction, the first to start.

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