HCMC puts in place flood prevention project

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday instructed the Steering Centre for Urban Flood Control Programme to complete a flood prevention project by May, 2012 and report on its progress to the HCMC Party Committee.

HCMC plans flood prevention project (Photo: SGGP)

The flood prevention project will implement measures to tackle and cope with flooding in HCMC, taking into account the prevailing   natural and socio-economic conditions.

The City also instructed the Urban Railway Management Board to report on the impact of flooding along metro routes, which are still under construction, and set up plans to prevent and cope with worst hit areas.

District people’s committees have been asked to intensify propaganda and tackle very strictly all those people encroaching along the canals and dumping waste indiscriminately.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Hai Mien

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