|Caption: Flooding on Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh Street in HCM City’s Bình Thạnh District. – VNA/VNS Photo An Hiếu |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – Fifty-one flood-prevention projects worth a total of more than VNĐ2 trillion (US$87.94 million) will be implemented next year in HCM City, the Steering Centre of Urban Flood Control Programme has said.
The city expects to resolve 12 flood-prone spots at Ung Văn Khiêm, Mai Xuân Thưởng, Hậu Giang, Lê Quang Sung, Cao Văn Lầu, Hồng Bàng, Ba Vân, Lâm Thành Phương, Mai Hắc Đế, Lương Văn Can, Gò Dưa and Tân Hương streets.
The city will also spend an additional VNĐ1trillion ($43.97 million) next year to upgrade drainage systems, canals and sluice gates at sites that regularly flood because of rains and high tides.
This year, the centre resolved nine flood-prone spots at Tân Quý, Trương Vĩnh Ký, Gò Dầu, An Dương Vương, Nguyễn Xí, Mễ Cốc 2, Lưu Hữu Phước and Lương Định Của streets and National Highway No 13.
The centre has asked the city People’s Committee to assign agencies to punish residents who illegally throw rubbish and waste into the canals. – VNS