Ho Chi Minh City

Anti-flooding pumps halt operation in Nguyen Huu Canh street

SGGP
Investor has proposed to temporarily halt operation of the pumping system in Nguyen Huu Canh street to wait for authorized agencies’ conclusion about the reason why the street was still inundated during a rain on October 17 when pumps were running normally.
 

Anti-flooding pumps in Nguyen Huu Canh street (Photo: SGGP)

Anti-flooding pumps in Nguyen Huu Canh street (Photo: SGGP)

That was announced by Mr. Nguyen Tang Cuong, director general of Quang Trung Industry Joint Stock Company yesterday.
Mr. Cuong said that the company has sent the proposal in writing to the HCMC Steering Center of Urban Flood Control Program.
The halt started at 4 p.m. on October 20 and lasts till the dark on October 24. During this time, the company is being completed installation and improving the pumping system while workers have collected garbage from sewers.
Pumps of HCMC Urban Drainage Company has operated to cope with flooding in case of heavy rains.
On October 17, a 45 minute long rain with the precipitation of 50mm submerged Nguyen Huu Canh street although the pumping system was operating normally.
Right after the flooding, the company and the Steering Center of Urban Flood Control Program inspected the street and found lot of garbage in sewers, said Mr. Cuong.
According to documents, total garbage collected from the area is 24.7 cubic meters.
Workers focused on checking six out of 40 manholes in the street. Of these, the most garbage was got from the manholes in front of houses at numbers 45 and 59A adjacent to The Manor residential area.
Anti-flooding pumps halt operation in Nguyen Huu Canh street ảnh 1 Garbage is said to be reason for the rain triggered  flooding in Nguyen Huu Canh street on October 17 when the pumping system was operating normally (Photo: SGGP)

By QUOC HUNG, CHI PHUOC – Translated by Hai Mien

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