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HCMC Approves $7.5 Million Plan To Save Cu Chi Tunnels

HCMC city authorities have approved a $7.5 million plan to build embankments around the Cu Chi Tunnels in order to stop erosion from destroying the historic underground relic, reports DTI News.

The People’s Committee assigned the city’s Departments of Transportation and Agriculture and Rural Development and relevant agencies to carry out the project on this historic tunnels that were built between 1946 and 1948.

In January, the government said that of particular concern is a 2.3km stretch (the full tunnel system stretches 120km) that runs along the Saigon River near the border of Tay Ninh Province.

Once a vital tactic for the Viet Cong, this network of tunnels not only served as hiding places for soldiers but also served as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters.

The tunnels have since become an important tourist destination and those looking to fire off a few rounds on an AK-47.

[DTI News]

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