Twelve of the 14 dykes made of uPVC sheet in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 12, an environmentally sustainable construction material, were inaugurated at a ceremony held by the Saigon Industry Corporation (CNS) on April 22 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The 15.37-kilometre construction, built in 2014 at the total cost of nearly 330 billion VND (15.3 million USD) will help prevent floods and landslides and facilitate travel for local residents, said Tat Thanh Cang, Vice Chairman of the municipal People Committee.
He added that the city has put aside nearly 900 billion VND (41.9 million USD) to construct 32 embankments using uPVC material, 24 of which have become operational.

Cang also asked the CNS to accelerate its close inspection and evaluation of using uPVC sheets in flood-proof initiatives and complete the embankment construction before the flood season.

Replacing ferro-concrete materials, uPVC sheets have been used in dyke constructions in Ho Chi Minh City. The material has been used widely around the world, especially in the EU and the US due to its light weight and durability with the environment.-VNA