Thua Thien-Hue spends nearly 16mln USD on flood management (Photo:xaluan)
Authorities of the central province Thua Thien-Hue have decided to spend 3.56 trillion VND (15.8 million USD) on initiatives related to flood management in the Huong River valley. 

Accordingly, the locality will focus on projects to build and upgrade infrastructure systems in rural areas and irrigation facilities such as embankments and water pump stations while dredging the river bank. 

Centres serving rescue efforts, shelters for ships and fishing ports in the river will be also constructed. 

Local authorities have so far earmarked 66 billion VND (2.9 million) for resettling households living in areas along the river. 

Recently, Thua Thien-Hue province has also planned to turn the Huong River into a main area in the city of Hue’s development plan, aiming to preserve the only landscape and heritage city in Vietnam. 

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has provided 6 million USD for the project towards establishing a plan suitable to the development of Hue as a cultural and tourism city.-VNA