Tien Giang

Tien Giang cracks down on mining of sand

Date of Release: 
Jul 22 2015

TIEN GIANG (VNS) — The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tien Giang has initiated tough measures to control mining of sand in the river.

The measures are aimed at preventing landslides on the riverbanks and protecting the aquaculture resources as well lives and assets of local people who live alongside rivers.

The provincial authority has temporarily stopped the issue and extension of licences for mining of sand, so as to review the situation on the Tien River.

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