The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has just approved a proposal of the Department of Transport about upgrading 3,200 kilometer-long Nguyen Huu Canh Street in Binh Thanh District, with total investment capital of nearly VND 473 billion (around US$ 20 million) from the city’s budget.
Deputy chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen has approved the hire of giant pumping machines to cope with flooding at Nguyen Huu Canh street, District 1 in accordance with conclusions by the standing board of the city’s Party Committee and People’s Committee.
Flooding was seen everywhere in Ho Chi Minh City after the downpours yesterday, city dwellers worried that inundation would get worse during this year’s rainy season as the VND10 trillion (US$438.5 million) project on flood management measures has been halted indefinitely to wait for completion of related paper formalities.
Quang Trung Industry Joint Stock Company has installed electric pumps with the capacity of 2,000 cubic meters a hour to pump out wastewater from Nguyen Huu Canh street, said director general Nguyen Tang Cuong yesterday.
The HCMC People’s Committee has assigned the HCMC Steering Center of Urban Flood Control Program to urgently hire consultants to estimate the efficiency of anti-flood pumping system in Nguyen Huu Canh street, said that center yesterday.
Investor has proposed to temporarily halt operation of the pumping system in Nguyen Huu Canh street to wait for authorized agencies’ conclusion about the reason why the street was still inundated during a rain on October 17 when pumps were running normally.
Director of the HCMC Department of Transport Bui Xuan Cuong yesterday had an urgent meeting with the Steering Center for Urban Flood Control Program, Binh Thanh district and the investor of the smart pumping system in Nguyen Huu Canh street which was still flooded during a heavy rain on October 17 despite the system’s operation.
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.