The HCMC government has proposed a project to manage the flood risk in the city, worth an estimated US$19 million, to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
|Residents wade through a heavily flooded street in HCMC. The HCMC government has proposed a project to manage the flood risk in the city|
Of the investment, US$17 million was proposed to be sought from the Danish Government's official development assistance loans and the remaining US$2 million from the city’s budget.
The project is expected to be executed between 2020 and 2023.
According to the municipal government, the project is aimed at improving the HCMC Steering Center of the Urban Flood Control Program’s and other relevant agencies’ capacity to forecast and warn of flood risks by modernizing hydrometeorology stations and developing database centers in the lower areas of the Saigon and Dong Nai rivers.
The city’s ability to manage and operate a flood prevention and control system and reduce environmental pollution is expected to be improved as well.
In addition, a closed wastewater drainage system will be built. SGT
The site handover for the VND10 trillion (US$430 million) antiflood project in HCMC, developed by Trung Nam Group, may miss the revised June 30 deadline.
The first phase of the anti-flooding project in HCMC was kicked off on June 26, 2017 with the total capital of VND10 trillion (US$429.74 million) comprising of six tidal control sewers and five embankments with the total length of 7,801 kilometers.