Pump system for easing street flooding in HCMC to operate in August

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A smart pump system to tackle flooding caused by heavy rains and high tides in Nguyen Huu Canh street, Binh Thanh district, HCMC will be operated on August 10, said Quang Trung Industry Joint Stock Company who is selected to install the system.

HCMC party chief Nguyen Thien Nhan and city People’s Committee deputy chairman Le Van Khoa survey the pump system installation area in Nguyen Huu Canh street on July 12 (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC party chief Nguyen Thien Nhan and city People’s Committee deputy chairman Le Van Khoa survey the pump system installation area in Nguyen Huu Canh street on July 12 (Photo: SGGP)

Company’s Director Nguyen Tang Cuong pledged to finish the system at a meeting with secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan during his visit to the company yesterday.
The smart pump system will automatically remove garbage and soil while pumping water out from the street. Centrifugal pumps will move water from low to high ground at the capacity of 27,000-96,000 cubic meters an hour, connected directly with the available sewer system of the city.
City Deputy chairman Le Van Khoa reminded contractors of minimizing inconveniences for local residents and hoped that residents will share difficulties with the city because of the urgency of the anti-flooding project.
Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan required contractors to ensure traffic and hygiene in the area and limit construction noise in order not to affect residents’ activities.
Previously at a working session with city leaders on June 24, Quang Trung company said that the investment cost of the project is approximately VND88 billion ($3.87 million).

By QUOC HUNG – Translated by Hai Mien

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