Tuesday, September 26 2017

VietNamNews

Authorities reinforce City dykes against rising tides

Update: December, 09/2013 - 09:29

Rising tide that pushed river water levels to 1.68 metres last Wednesday, caused a breach on a 15m section of the embankment along Cau Lan Canal in Ward 8 of Hiep Binh Chanh Ward in Thu Duc District. It flooded the homes of hundreds of families in the area, with the floor of many houses under one metre of water.— File Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — Municipal authorities say they are checking the city's embankment systems and making reinforcements where needed as rising tides have flooded several areas in recent days.

Last Friday, Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of HCM City People's Committee, inspected a breach in the dyke section in Block 8 of Hiep Binh Chanh Ward in the city's suburban district of Thu Duc.

Quan greeted the families in the flooded areas and asked local authorities to help residents stabilise their lives as early as possible.

He also asked the HCM City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to speed up the projects to build embankments and culverts for tide control so as to prevent flooding caused by rising tides in districts 12, Thu Duc and Hoc Mon.

He told the district authorities of 12 and Thu Duc to dredge local canal systems and culvert systems to reduce (minimise) flooding.

District authorities were told to enhance inspections at key points on several dyke sections to minimise any possible damage caused by flooding.

Quan also asked the HCM City Department of Finance to ensure capital for the project to build five tide-control culvert systems - Thu Duc, Ong Dau, Duc Nho, Go Dua and Rach Da so that their construction can be completed in the first quarter of 2014.

Rising tide that pushed river water levels to 1.68 metres last Wednesday, caused a breach on a 15m section of the embankment along Cau Lan Canal in Ward 8 of Hiep Binh Chanh Ward in Thu Duc District.

It flooded the homes of hundreds of families in the area, with the floor of many houses under one metre of water. — VNS



Send Us Your Comments:

See also: