|Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh Street was badly flooded after a heavy rain on June 21. – Photo sggp.orrg.vn|
HCM CITY – A flood prevention project on HCM City’s Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh Street, which is frequently flooded by heavy rains and rising tides, will upgrade the drainage systems and install a pump station.
The HCM City People’s Committee has assigned the Steering Centre for Urban Flood Control to work with the Department of Transport and related agencies to urgent implement the flood prevention project in Bình Thạnh District.
The committee has also assigned related agencies work with the Quang Trung Group JSC to set up high-tech pumping systems.
The six-lane Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh Street, built in 2003, is 3.2km long and 30m wide.
The street has subsided about one metre since 2004, according to the Department of Transport’s Urban Traffic Management Zone No.1.
Early this year, Urban Traffic Management Zone No1 tested the use of anti-flood centrifugal pumps on Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh Street, but the department said the equipment would not be useful in the long term. – VNS