HCMC leaders inspect key infrastructure projects

Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai, People’s Committee Deputy Chairman Nguyen Huu Tin and relevant agencies on March 28 inspected the construction progress of Nguyen Hue Street upgrading and Tan Hoa-Lo Gom cleanup projects.

HCMC Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai inspects the progress of Nguyen Hue Street upgrading project (Photo: SGGP)

Reporting to Secretary Hai, Mr. Tin said that the people’s committee has instructed relevant sides to speed up construction and complete upgrading Nguyen Hue Street before April 20.

Basically, the road face and alongside pavements have been paved, drainage system has been built and underground technical infrastructures have been installed. Trees have been planted along the street.

Execution units are rushing to build final phases at Uncle Ho Statue and fountain system in Nguyen Hue-Le Loi crossroads.

After hearing reports, Secretary Hai instructed the investor and execution units not to run after the project’s progress and reduce the work’s quality.

The city people’s committee and district 1 authorities should work together to issue management regulations for the street to ensure urban beauty.

The Department of Transport and relevant units should study to build an automatic water spaying system to cool Nguyen Hue Street when outside temperatures highly increase. They should grow trees with suitable height and diameter and good figure.

Mr. Hai in Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal (Photo: SGGP)

Director of Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal cleanup project management board Le Thanh Liem said that the project was began in 2010 with a total capital of US$162 million. Of these World Bank has financed US$129 million.

Many items have been done and reduced pollution and flooding for 19 square kilometers of the canal valley area in Districts 6, 11, Tan Binh and Tan Phu.

Box drain system has been installed and roads above them have been accomplished. Other items such as pavements, tree plantation and lightning system has also been done.

However the project’s pumping station item has run after schedule with only 62 percent of the work volume having been built. This is attributed to complicated geological conditions. The canal’s dredging has also run slowly in the upper reaches because of narrow canal bed.

The project would improve not only environment and drainage in the canal area but also the living quality of local residents, said Mr. Hai.

He prompted relevant sides to learn from experience in Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal cleanup project to better implement the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom project, especially in urban environmental hygiene.

The city People’s Committee should order districts to well manage the work after all items are put into service, preventing people from infringing pavements and parks along the canal to do business, he asked. Urban designs in the area should be sped up for good urban landscape.

In conclusion, the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal project must be carried out better than Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal, he said.

Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal has been cleaned up in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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