Contractors face strict handling for negative influences

Deputy Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem on Saturday issued a document requiring the city’s Steering Center of Flood Control Program to inspect and strictly handle contractors causing negative influences on drainage system.

Many streets in HCMC are flooded after a heavy rain on May 20 (Photo: SGGP)

Many streets in HCMC are flooded after a heavy rain on May 20 (Photo: SGGP)

The move has been made after Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper published an article on May 22, saying the city’s culvert system failing to cope with flooding and many streets have been inundated despite fully invested drainage system.

In the document, Mr. Liem asked the center to inspect contents in the article, report to the city People’s Committee and propose measures to tackle the issue.

The center should ask the investors of construction works with drainage items to speed up progress, guide contractors to ensure drainage ability in their construction works areas and prevent the works from causing flooding.

The committee also required the Department of Transport to intensify inspection and supervision over investors’ drainage operations and crack down on those breaking relevant regulations causing flooding.


By QUOC HUNG – Translated by Hai Mien

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