Update news canals

The HCMC Department of Construction has sought VND19.28 trillion for 25 projects to remove 6,500 makeshift houses along canals in the city.

Removing ‘bottlenecks’ for Mekong Delta tourism

The Mekong Delta has been known far and wide for long as a magnet to tourists thanks to its green space and orchards, crisscrossed by canals. 

HCM City determined to clear up canals and channels

HCM City People's Committee has asked related agencies to focus on dealing with canal and channel pollution and encroachment in the area.

People’s Council meeting hears complaints about HCMC’s rubbish problem

HCMC has spent big money to treat waste, but the city is still unacceptably flooded with rubbish, the chair of the HCMC People’s Council, Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, said at a recent meeting.

Rivers, canals gradually dying in Mekong River Delta

VietNamNet Bridge - Rivers and canals in the southwestern region are becoming depleted as they are not regularly dredged and cleared, and are encroached upon by people’s housing. 

Hundreds of milion USD cannot revive dead canals in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge - Billions of dong has been spent to save polluted canals in HCM City, but they are in danger of getting polluted again. 

Poor water drainage systems worsen flooding in urban areas

VietNamNet Bridge - Real estate developers have built more and more construction projects, but many of them have not included proper water drainage systems. 

As canals fill up, HCM City suffers from heavy floods

VietNamNet Bridge - As more and more canals in HCM City have been filled to make room for residential quarters, waste water drainage has been obstructed. 

Whenever it rains, HCM City gets inundated

VietNamNet Bridge - Sixty percent of canals and irrigation ditches in HCM City have been filled in to make room for multi-story buildings, which has contributed to flooding.

Pollution returns to HCM City's canals

 VietNamNet Bridge – Several canals in HCM City have been seriously polluted by junk and waste thrown in by neighbouring residents.

How much money does HCM City need to clean its canals?

 VietNamNet Bridge – Trillions of dong have been injected into projects to solve canal pollution in HCM City but the results have been temporary.

HCMC: officials busy attending meetings, chemicals flowing to canal

 VietNamNet Bridge – A heavy rain is all it would take to spread 500 tons of chemicals throughout the Hoc Mon-Bac Binh Chanh Irrigation System, affecting 2,000 hectares of rice land.

Social Highlights for November 5

 HCM City to tackle river and canal encroachment; Da Nang, Ha Noi win robotics competition; Student architects top design contest; Central provinces restore forests; Environmental laws need improvement

New water hyacinth cutting machine to clear canals in HCMC

VietNamNet Bridge – A group of scientists from Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City have manufactured an automatic water hyacinth cutting machine that they hope will help in clearing 700 kilometers of canals in HCMCity

The dying canals in Saigon

Canals in Ho Chi Minh City are dying because each day they have to suffer hundreds of tons of garbage discharged from households who live along the canals, ships, fruit shops and passers-by.

Encroachment of canals, sewers blocks City's waste-water drains

 VietNamNet Bridge – Rains and high tides have blocked drains in many areas in HCM City because of illegal building near canals, sewers, manholes and sluice gates.