HCM City: 90-percent workload of 10 trillion VND anti-flooding project completed hinh anh 1At a construction site of the project (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) - The first phase of a 10 trillion VND (433.3 million USD) project to control flooding caused by tides in the Ho Chi Minh City has so far seen 90 percent of its workload completed, informed the investor  Trung Nam Group on July 2.

The public-private partnership (Build-Transfer) project builds six tide-controlling sluices naming Ben Nghe, Tan Thuan, Phu Xuan, Muong Chuoi, Cay Kho and Phu Dinh, and three pumping stations in Ben Nghe, Tan Thuan and Phu Dinh sluices.

It also includes the construction of a 7.8-kilometre-long dyke in the section of the Saigon River from Vam Thuat to Song Kinh and 25 culverts under the dyke from Vam Thuat to Muong Chuoi.

To date, between 90 and 95 percent of the workload at the six sluices have been done. The percentage for the dyke was 85 percent.

A central management building and a system for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), another component of the project, have been completed.

The project aims to help the 570-sq.km core part of the city with around 6.5 million people better respond to flooding. It also helps regulate the water level in canals that would improve the city’s drainage capacity, landscape and water environment./.