HCM City invests 23 million USD to upgrade embankment system - HCM City invests 23 million USD to upgrade embankment system - Website Ho Chi Minh City
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has decided to invest 492 billion VND (23 million USD) in upgrading the city’s embankment and drainage systems in 2014 and 2015.
The plan is to prevent flooding and river bank landslides caused by rising tides in the city.
Accordingly, 45 works will be carried out in 2014 while 17 others in 2015. The projects focus on reinforcing dyke sections vulnerable to landslides in Thu Duc, Binh Thanh and Cu Chi districts, and District 12.
The municipal People’s Committee urged districts to intensify the inspection to ensure the progress and effectiveness of the projects.
According to the city’s flood control programme’s management centre, there are 52 road sections vulnerable to flooding, mainly in Thu Duc and Tan Binh district, and District 12, during this year’s rainy season, which starts from May and runs through November.