HCM City proposes new flood risk management project

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.

HCM City proposes new flood risk management project
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

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