Ho Chi Minh City

HCMC solves encroachment of drainage system, littering in canals

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has just approved a plan to solve encroachment of the drainage system and littering on five canals.

(Illustrative photo:SGGP)

(Illustrative photo:SGGP)

Particularly, the five canals comprise Hy Vong canal running from Tan Son Nhat Airport's belt to Tham Luong - Ben Cat canal in Tan Binh District; Xuyen Tam canal starting from Nhieu Loc canal to Vam Thuat River across Binh Thanh, Go Vap District; from Nhay– Ruot Ngua canal to Tau Hu canal in District 8; Bau Trau canal starting from Phan Anh Street to Tan Hoa canal in District 6, Tan Phu District; Binh Thai canal running from Binh Thai Crossroad to Dao canal in Thu Duc District.

These canals are the main drainage way in the above areas, where have many residential areas with serious garbage disposal and environmental pollution.

Amid the situation, the Municipal People’s Committee asked relevant departments and agencies to promptly deal with the issue; strengthen patrols to prevent additional encroachment cases, which harm to drainage systems; and take measures to minimize littering into canals.

Besides that, the Municipal Department of Construction undertook planning and deploying the dredging, maintenance and repair of riverbanks, canals, and drainage systems until 2020. 

BY PHUC LONG- Translated by Huyen Huong

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