Thu Duc City needs anti-flooding projects

Thu Duc City needs anti-flooding projects

In recent days, many places in Ho Chi Minh City have been submerged after prolonged rains, especially in Vo Van Ngan Street, Thu Duc City. 
Thu Duc City prioritizes traffic infrastructure, urban renewal projects

Thu Duc City prioritizes traffic infrastructure, urban renewal projects

Deputy Chairman of the newly-established Thu Duc City People’s Committee Nguyen Bach Hoang Phung emphasized to speed up major public-invested projects and increase disbursement rate as per the direction of the municipal People’s Committee with the focus on infrastructure projects, traffic connection projects, drainage projects, anti-flooding projects, urban renewal projects to bring considerable changes in the city.
Cay Kho sluice gate in Binh Chanh District, one of key components of the mammoth anti-flooding project (Photo: SGGP)

Anti-flooding projects expected to come into operation by October

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Hoang Hiep urged Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee to hand over premises to complete anti-flooding projects so that these projects will be put into operation by October.

An under construction anti-flooding project in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

Many anti-flooding projects later than expected in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City has been making effort to tackle flooding with remarkable results but a number of projects have been behind schedule while many have inefficiently operated after being put into use because of asynchronous investment.

Flooding raises many difficulties for HCMC residents (Photo: SGGP)

Government yet to allocate capital for HCMC’s 36 anti-flooding projects

The Government has not allocated funds for 36 anti-flooding projects in HCMC yet, explaining that the city’s proposal to receive VND9,963 billion neither meet norms of national important projects nor suit the NA’s resolution on mid-term investment plan.