HCMC, Provincial Floods Impose Major Economic Losses

The 50-year tidal record has continued to wreak havoc in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces, submerging thousands of hectares of crops, destroying properties and local dike systems, and bring thousands of local business and hundreds of traffic routes to a standstill.

Floodwaters submerge an alley in District 8, HCMC

It is estimated that some 48 roads in HCMC have been flooded. District 2 was hardest-hit with most of its streets under 20-70 centimeters of water.

Damage to dikes in the outlying districts of Thu Duc and Cu Chi from flooding and debris has led to severe losses of farm produce and private property.

Normal annual flooding in the Mekong Delta has been exacerbated, causing tons of fish from local aquaculture businesses to be swept away, as well as the destruction of thousands of hectares of produce and parts of the Ham Luong Bridge’s construction in Ben Tre province.

Relief teams have been dispatched to affected areas to repair damaged dikes and help local residents revive the upcoming winter-spring crops.

The floodwaters are fortunately forecast to subside over the next few days. 

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By Staff Writers – Translated by Khanh Hong

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