The Secretary of HCM City Party Committee Đinh La Thăng has asked the Department of Transport to adjust roads that have been built at levels higher than the ground floor of houses. — Photo tuoitre.vn
HCM CITY — The Secretary of HCM City Party Committee Đinh La Thăng has asked the Department of Transport to adjust roads that have been built at levels higher than the ground floor of houses.
Due to road upgrades to deal with flooding, thousands of residents’ houses have been affected, with their ground floors lower than the roads outside, Bùi Xuân Cường, director of the department, said.
“The department will temporarily build pavements or ladders to connect residents’ houses and the street,” Thắng said.
“This has occurred on Kinh Dương Vương Street, the section in Bình Tân District,” he added.
He explained that the section had been affected by floods for several years, and peak flooding had reached 1.68 metres.
The road is nearly one metre higher than the floor of the houses.
Cường added: “The city still has streets lower than people’s houses, including Hồng Hà, Phạm Văn Đồng, and Trường Sơn in Tân Bình and Gò Vấp Districts.”
The roads were upgraded under the Tân Sơn Nhất – Bình Lợi Outer Ring Road Project. The upgrade is to be completed in August.
Cường said the project’s investor had not provided enough information about the project to local residents, who built their houses lower than the road.
The department will check affected areas and find ways to deal with the situation. — VNS