The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City inaugurated flood-proof infrastructure facilities in wards 7 and 16 of district 8 on April 23.

The flood embankment project in ward 16 had a total investment of 193 billion VND (8.94 million USD).

It aims to prevent tide infiltration from Tau Hu-Ben Nghe Canal, helping about 8,000 households in the ward and 10,000 others in the district 6 avoid floods.

A revetment wall system for preventing flood tides was also constructed in ward 7.

According to Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Nguyen Huu Tin, district 8 usually faces serious floods caused by flood tides, directly impacting 1,000 households along canals in wards 7 and 16.-VNA