Warnings of landslide risk in Son Tra Peninsula in rainy season

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
October 13, 2021, 09:09 [GMT+7]

Heavy rain triggered by recent storms in Da Nang has resulted in landslides and rockfalls along several paths on the Son Tra Peninsula located in Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, one of the must-visit spots in Da Nang. In many places, fallen trees and rocks spilled onto the road surface, obstructing the traffic and pose danger to road users.

As noted, along a concrete road leading to Cat Vang Beach, there have been about 5 large and small landslides.

Heavy rain caused erosion of the cliffs, prompting rocks to spill onto the roadway. Still worse, trees fell down onto the road, making it difficult for vehicles to travel.

At many landslide sites, the mud is now wet, so there is a risk of further landslides if the weather turns worse in the coming time. 

Along paths leading to the thousand-year-old banyan tree, there are also a number of landslides and rockfalls. Meanwhile, as observed, such routes as Tien Sa - Ho Sau - Bai Bac junction, Yet Kieu - Radar station 29 - Ban Co Peak are facing a very high possibility of landslides.

Mr. Le Tan Thanh, Chairman of the Tho Quang Ward People's Committee in Son Tra District said that as many as 10 major  landslides have been detected on the peninsula

The ward’s authorities have already issued warnings of landslide hazard and risks to residents and travellers to avoid unexpected incidents.

To ensure the safety of both residents and tourists, warning signs have already been placed at the landside points alongside the road leading to the peninsula. 

According to Mr. Vo Dinh Cong, Chief of Office of the Son Tra District People's Council - People's Committee, as per request of the district, the municipal government has pledged to resolving the landslide problem on Son Tra Peninsula to ensure smooth traffic. 

In the current context of erratic weather change and possible torrential rains in Da Nang in the coming days, locals and visitors should avoid coming to the peninsula for safety reasons.

Reporting by PHUONG CHI – Translating by ANH THU