VietNamNet Bridge - District 12 alone has 18 canals that need to be improved with needed investment capital of VND817 billion.


Millions of people living along black canals in the suburbs of HCM City were happy to hear about the good news that city authorities will spend big money to dredge and clean canals.

The Tran Quang Co – Cau Dua canal, a ‘hot spot’ located in the area between districts 12 and Hoc Mon, will be revived thanks to the project.

The project’s investor, the Anti-flooding Center, said the plan on dredging Tran Quang Co Canal, 8 kilometers in length, has been approved by the local agriculture department. 

The dredging will be implemented in 2016-2017 with estimated cost of VND56 billion.

District 12 alone has 18 canals that need to be improved with needed investment capital of VND817 billion.

Nguyen Ngoc Cong, the center’s director, said he had not been informed about extending the road along the canal. However, he said that, technically, the road extension is possible.

The municipal authorities have assigned District 12 to draw up a project on dredging and building 18 canal routes, capitalized at VND817 billion, to be implemented from now to 2020.

These include seriously polluted canals which have depressed locals for many years, namely Tam Vu and Lo Heo in Thanh Loc ward, and Ba The in Thanh Xuan ward.

Also located in the area between district 12 and Hoc Mon, Cau Sa Canal has been an obsession for locals for many years. 

The canal not only has to receive black waste water which brings bad odors from production workshops on the two banks, but also suffers from people’s encroachment. 

The Ba Diem commune’s authorities have sent an urgent document to the city’s authorities asking for help.

Meanwhile, the Binh Chanh district People’s Committee has asked agencies to implement the project on dredging 15 most seriously polluted canals in the locality. 

These include eight water drainage canals under the management of the Anti-flood Center and seven canals under management of the HCMC Irrigation Service Management & Exploitation Company.

An engineer with many years’ experience in water drainage said as the expenses on every project are up to tens of billions of dong, the projects must be evaluated technically in order to avoid a waste of money.

“I think it would be better to assign a unit to carry out comprehensive survey and suggest solutions to save canals, not to assign different investors to implement projects separately,” he said.


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