HCMC short of nearly US$58 million for anti-flooding projects

Ho Chi Minh City has been short of VND1,284 billion (US$58 million) out of the total need of VND2,009 billion ($90.2 million) for implementation of anti-flooding projects, reported the Steering Center for Urban Flood Control Program to the city People’s  Committee.

Kinh Duong Vuong street in District 6 is always flooded after heavy rains (Photo: SGGP)

This year, seven new projects will be launched. Of them, the drainage system along National Highway 1A from Le Thi Rieng Street to Ga Crossroads in District 12 will be complete in the following year and the six others will be built in 2018.

Besides, work will start on 25 projects to repair and dredge the sewer system in 2016.

The city has also prepared for investing in 18 works that are expected to be built in 2018-2020.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Hai Mien

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