The situation of landslides along riverbanks and coastlines in the Mekong Delta is becoming increasingly severe, while preventive measures are challenging due to a lack of funding.
Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai has recently signed Decision No. 1162, allocating an additional VND4 trillion (nearly US$164 million) from the Central budget reserve in 2023 for localities in the Mekong Delta to implement prevention projects. Despite urgent deployment by local authorities, landslides in the Mekong Delta remain alarming.
According to the authorities of the localities in the Mekong Delta region, the additional VND4 trillion according to Decision No. 1162 is very practical, contributing to preventing and reducing the consequences of landslides in the near future. However, compared to the increasingly serious landslide situation in the Mekong Delta, the above-mentioned funding only addresses a small part, as landslide prevention projects in the Mekong Delta always require a significant budget.
Translated by Hong Son