HCM CITY – The HCM City People’s Committee has asked all investors to maintain water drainage systems of their buildings’ basements as part of a wider effort to control flooding.
Investors also need back-up plans to prevent flooding in case of heavy rain, the committee said.
In addition, the People’s Committee has asked the Steering Centre for Urban Flood Control to work with agencies on a rescue plan in flood-prone areas and to disseminate information about flood prevention to local residents.
The steering centre is responsible for helping investors of buildings set up a rescue plan to minimise flood damage to residents.
The city’s Department of Construction has been asked to increase the number of inspections of construction projects and to strictly punish violators, while the people’s committees in all districts and wards have been instructed to monitor encroachment on rivers, canals and manholes. – VNS