(Engineering Daily) Nguyen Anh Duong = Ho Chi Minh City plans to carry out anti-flooding works this year at a cost of USD 345 million.
Under the city's flood control programme, this year priority will be given to preventing flooding on a 550sq.m central area and one spot each in the north, west, south, north-east, and south-east, where 6.5 million people live.
Two projects will be completed for improving drainage in Mai Thi Luu street, district 1, and for upgrading Huynh Tan Phat street in district 7.
The city will consider construction design for four projects to improve drainage in Tan Quy street in Tan Phu district, Bau Cat and Truong Cong Dinh streets in Tan Binh district, Dang Thi Ranh and Duong Van Cam streets in Thu Duc district, and Le Duc Tho street in Go Vap district.
The municipal People’s Committee has instructed the Department of Construction to carry out regular inspections to resolve problems arising during the implementation of the programme, and organise a briefing every six months and a review at the end of the year.
The Department of Science and Technology has been instructed to research and deploy modern technologies for drainage systems, wastewater treatment, reservoirs, embankments, and underground water tanks.
The Department of Planning and Investment will research and develop mechanisms and policies for soliciting investment in projects undertaken through public-private partnerships.