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Viet Nam: HCM City tackles land subsidence

Source: Viet Nam News Country: Viet Nam
HCM CITY — Land subsidence caused by excessive groundwater extraction and rapid urbanisation is worsening flooding in HCM City. Experts have warned of subsidence problems for years, citing Jakarta, Indonesia, which is sinking at the fastest rate of any city in the world, around 2.5 metres over the last 10 years. HCM City will face the same problem as Jakarta if it does not take action as soon as possible, they have said. Lê Văn Trung, vice chairman of the HCM

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