The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has decided to divide the Tham Luong-Ben Cat project for a drainage system and environmental pollution treatment into two separate projects, aiming to hasten the progress of the project.
Workers build an automated drainage sewer along Tham Luong ans Ben Cat canals to help cushion the impact of flooding on local families.(Photo:SGT)
Accordingly, the Tham Luong-Ben Cat drainage system project will be built by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development at a capital of VND588billion (US$29,4 million) from the HCM City budget. The project will upgrade and increase the volume of rainwater drainage and control flooding in over 14,900 hectares of the residential areas in districts 12, Go Vap, Hoc Mon and Binh Chanh.
The second project of environmental pollution treatment will focus on laying pipelines to collect household wastewater from the canal basin area and take it to wastewater treatment plants. The project will be completed under a construction-transfer form with a capital of VND4, 327 billion ($216 million).
Currently, untreated wastewater from residential areas of the above districts is drained into the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal before it flows into the Saigon River, which is the main water source for Tan Hiep Waterworks, which caters to the city residents.