HCMC to repair burst tidal sluice gates within a week

Deputy Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Le Van Khoa on January 4 asked the city Steering Center for Flood Control Program to repair two burst tidal sluice gates in District 12 within seven days.

Mr. Dinh La Thang and Mr. Le Van Khoa inspect tidal sluice gate breach sites in District 12 on January 4 (Photo: SGGP)

Mr. Khoa was speaking while he together with secretary of the city Party Committee Dinh La Thang inspected Thanh Loc and Thanh Xuan wards, District 12 where Can Du and Tam Du tidal sluice gates broke unleashing flood tide from the Vam Thuat river to overflow and submerge hundreds of households.

Visiting affected households, Mr. Khoa instructed the district to check their damage to have assistance measures.

City Party Secretary Dinh La Thang instructed the center and the district to regularly inspect all tidal sluices and immediately repair damaged or downgraded ones to prevent any similar accident from occurring.

He asked the center to give District 12 and other districts administrative power to better manage, maintain and repair tidal sluices in their localities instead of spreading itself thin as present.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Hai Mien

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