HCMC to spend $1.9 million on drainage

Update: July, 28/2017 - 09:00
The Gia Định Canal remains seriously polluted despite being dredged several times. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Transport has approved a project to build a drainage system along the Gia Định Canal and its networks in District 12.

The project, worth VNĐ43 billion (US$1.9 million), will be carried out by the city’s Urban Transport Management Authority No 3 during the 2017–18 period.

As designed, the system will be 607m in length and will run from TMT13 Road to the Gia Định Regiment.

Pipe sluices and sanitary sewer systems will be built, and surrounding roads and pavements will be widened by six metres and three metres, respectively.

The Gia Định Canal, known as the black water canal, is seriously polluted and has a lot of litter and waste floating on the surface. — VNS