Ho Chi Minh City authorities is working with all 24 districts on a wide range of plans to prevent flooding in the rainy season.

The People’s Committee has asked the Department of Natural Resources and Environment and district People’s Committees and other departments to prohibit the filling of canals and rivers for construction projects, which can reduce drainage  during rains.

The chairman of each district People’s Committee will be responsible for handling violators.

Each district People’s Committee will also be responsible for monitoring the situation and report results to the city’s People’s Committee and Steering Centre for Urban Flood Control.

The steering centre will also send inspection teams to some key flood-prone areas.

If successful, the project will be implemented in other flooding areas in the city

According to the centre, rains have occurred 22 times this year, with four of them causing flooding on 32 streets. — VNA