|The Phú Lộc drainage channel in Đà Nẵng will be upgraded to deal with floods due to heavy rainfall in 2019. — VNS Photo Công Thành |Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG —The central city of Đà Nẵng will allocate funds of VNĐ3.3 trillion (US$146 million) to build a new drainage system and upgrade sewage works to deal with possible floods this year.
Vice chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, Đặng Việt Dũng, said the city’s drainage and sewage systems were overloaded due to heavy rainfall of 750mm on December 8-9 last year, causing serious floods of 0.3m to 0.6m in 50 living quarters and suburban areas.
He said 10 sewage works had been damaged, while drainage channels were stuck by rubbish released from residential areas.
Dũng said the city would reserve VNĐ2.45 trillion ($108 million) – about 70 per cent of the total investment – for waste water treatment and sewage works in Sơn Trà and Ngũ Hành Sơn districts.
The funds would also be used to upgrade sewage tunnels in the city’s downtown Hải Châu, Thanh Khê and Liên Chiểu districts.
The waste treatment plant in Sơn Trà will have its capacity increased to 40,000 cubic metres each day, while the Phú Lộc station will handle 43,000 cubic metres.
According to the city’s natural resources and environment department, 12 lakes in the city had been filled for urban development, and only 30 lakes and ponds were used to reserve temporary rain water from the city’s drainage system. — VNS