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HCMC sinks by 2cm per year: study

Land in Ho Chi Minh City sinks by an average two to five centimeters a year, resulting in more frequent urban flooding, according to new study.Vietnam’s largest city has constantly sunk since 1990, with the accumulated subsidence level until now estimated at 100 centimeters, Japan ...

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Low-lying Mekong Delta deals with worsening land subsidence

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region needs “consistent strategies” to deal with groundwater extraction, land subsidence and saltwater intrusion in an increasingly urbanising area, experts said at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on November 26.Nguyen Huu Thien, who is deputy head of the ...

Land subsidence endangers Mekong Delta

The overexploitation of groundwater in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has contributed to severe land subsidence, which could lead to devastating consequences if the practice continues, experts have said.The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, is facing a land subsidence rate of ...

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