|Heavy rains on September 14 caused severe flooding on Highway 51 in Biên Hòa City’s Long Bình Tân. Photo from zing.vn|Viet Nam News
ĐỒNG NAI – The Biên Hòa City People Committee of Đồng Nai Province plans to build a new drainage system to reduce flooding on Highway 51.
The 2km, VNĐ30 billion (US$1.3 million) system will be built along Châu Văn Lòng Street in Long Bình Tân Ward, running from the traffic intersection of the street and Highway 51 to Đồng Nai River.
Flooding regularly occurs on Highway 51 and Châu Văn Lòng Street after heavy rains, according to the People’s Committee.
The rains on September 5 and 14 flooded highways and nearby residential areas for seven hours, with the water level reported as high as one metre. Water entered houses and motorbikes stalled.
Local authorities also reported that when rains occur, water from the Biên Hòa Industrial Park 2 flows to the highway, causing flooding.
The existing drainage systems on the highway and nearby residential areas cannot handle large quantities of water from torrential rains within a short amount of time. -VNS