High tide created flooding on Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC adjusting master planning to cope with climate change

Climate change has created severe impacts on several regions in Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, which is predicted to witness more sea level rise, flooding due to heavy rain and high tide, salt water intrusion, and temperature rise. This asks that the municipal authorities fine-tune the city master planning to address environment-related issues.

 The project to prevent urban flooding due to climate change is under construction on Ben Nghe Canal. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam fiercely fights against climate change

Understanding that Vietnam is one of the most heavily suffered countries of climate change, the Government has already introduced the national adaptation plan to this environmental issue in the period from 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050. Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has, therefore, prepared its own solutions to successfully carry out this plan, ensuring both social security and sustainable development.

The basic cause of urban flooding in HCMC is the unsuccessful sewage treatment

HCMC to make efforts in addressing urban flooding

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) People’s Council Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam announced at the forum ‘Urban Flooding in HCMC – Reasons & Solutions’ yesterday that the flooding situation in the city has become worse and worse, creating much concern among city dwellers.