|Construction of a dyke along the canal complex of Tham Lương, Bến Cát and Nước Lên is expected to start this year and finish in 2019. — Photo zing.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — HCM City has announced plans to invest VNĐ3.6 trillion (US$158.4 million) in the construction of a levee along the canal complex of Tham Lương, Bến Cát and Nước Lên.
The HCM City Anti-Flooding Centre said on Sunday that it had submitted the blueprint for an embankment project along the 33km-long canal complex to the city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for approval.
The project is part of a larger one intended to manage the flooding risk in the city.
The Tham Lương, Bến Cát and Nước Lên canals form the longest canal route in the city, running through five districts: Gò Vấp, Tân Bình, Bình Tân, Bình Chánh and District 2.
A World Bank loan provides funding for the project.
Construction of the dyke is expected to start this year and finish in 2019. — VNS