The rising tidewaters of the Saigon River reached 1.68cms higher than normal level, a record high in past six decades. Hundreds of houses in Thu Duc District were inundated by floodwaters and many people had to be evacuated at nighttime.
Some dykes and embankments in Thu Duc District and District 12 were severely breached, which led to hundreds of households being inconvenienced.
According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the local authorities must promptly deploy the 34 uPVC plastic embankment project to deal with landslides and flooding. Documents of the project and capital required are currently awaiting approval.
|Workers reinforce a section of dyke on Cau Lan Canal in Hiep Binh Chanh in Thu Duc District|
|Hundreds of houses were inundated by the high tide on December 4 (Photo:SGGP)|
|Many people had to be evacuated(Photo:SGGP)|