Ho Chi Minh Highway opens for traffic after floods

Flooding in northern central rivers receded to a level 1 on October 25 with a formerly closed section of the Ho Chi Minh Highway re-opening to traffic on October 26.

A landslide area caused by flooding in early October along the Ho Chi Minh Highway in A Luoi District, Thua Thien-Hue Province (Photo: SGGP)

Authorities said local residents had recovered quickly following a recent bout of heavy rains, floods and landslides in central area. The heavy rains were caused by a tropical low-pressure circulation combined with a cold front.

In Thua Thien-Hue Province, hundreds of workers used nine excavators and dozens of trucks and cranes to repair landslide sections on the highway in A Luoi District. They began work on October 23 and finished over the next two days. 

In Quang Binh Province, numerous sections of the highway have also been cleaned up.

Volunteers in the province, including teachers and local residents in Le Thuy and Quang Ninh Districts, began clean-up efforts at schools October 25. Students were able to return to schools the next day.

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By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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