|Residents in Ha Noi pass the flood-prone corner of Phan Boi Chau and Ly Thuong Kiet streets. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi construction department has identified 46 flood-prone areas in the city for the rainy season that is expected to arrive in June.
General Director of the Ha Noi Water Drainage One Member Company Ltd Nguyen Le said about 46 sites would be vulnerable to flooding if there was more than 150mm of rain during four hours or more.
If the rainfall is between 50mm and 100mm, about 23 sites are likely to be submerged, such as the Giai Phong, Hoang Mai, Nguyen Chinh and Thanh Dam, besides Mai Dong and Dinh Cong intersections in the city.
Le said the ongoing sewerage projects in Linh Dam Lake and the lower stream of the River Kim Nguu and the upgrading of 30 channels would be completed before the monsoon season. It will help resolve flooding problems in 10 flood-prone areas including Doi Can, Tho Nhuom, Le Duan and Quan Nhan, besides Vu Xuan Thieu.
The department will use some of the main lakes of Hao Nam, Trung Van, Bay Mau and Dong Da to help mitigate flooding problems in these areas.
Currently, 85 lakes are being used to reduce flooding in the city. — VNS