HCM City plans to carry out 218 anti-flooding works this year at a cost of nearly VNĐ8 trillion (US$345 million).
HCM City Party Committee Secretary Nguyễn Thiện Nhân has asked six districts to speed up compensation and site clearance so that land can be handed over to the investor in a flood-prevention project before the end of June.
HCM City has instructed government departments and district administrations to reassess how much land is required for building various facilities for its VNĐ10 trillion ($431 million) flood prevention project and prepare to pay compensation for land and make appraisals to revive the much-delayed work.
The planned multi-trillion đồng flood-prevention project in HCM City is expected to resume soon after being delayed since late April last year, said the investor.
The State Audit Office of Việt Nam (SAV) will focus on auditing large projects this year with the aim of preventing losses and improving the efficiency of State capital use, General Auditor Hồ Đức Phớc said.
HCM City agencies have taken measures to combat floods after heavy rains flooded several areas in the city on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The HCM City Department of Planning and Investment has asked the city’s People’s Committee to approve a new flood-prevention project funded by Denmark.
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.
A VNĐ473 billion (US$21 million) flood-prevention project in HCM City’s Bình Thạnh District will be implemented in the period of 2017-2018, according to the city’s Department of Transport.