Mekong province to tackle urban flooding

By Cuu Long   November 8, 2022 | 07:53 pm PT
Mekong province to tackle urban flooding
Commuters move through a flooded area in Nga Bay Town of Hau Giang Province. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Anh
Hau Giang Province in the Mekong Delta is set to carry out extensive work to improve drainage in its flood-prone second biggest town.

Set to be carried out in 2023-26 in Nga Bay, the VND1.2-trillion (US$48.4 million) work will include installation of 20km of pipes, 22 sewer gates, three kilometers of embankment along three canals, and four water pumping stations.

There would also be a 13-km sewer system to carry away wastewater and a treatment plant with a capacity of 3,800 cubic meters a day, Nguyen Van Hoa, vice chairman of the province, said Tuesday.

A reservoir will be renovated, and equipment for monitoring and warning against natural disasters will be installed.

A loan of VND780 billion will be provided by the French Development Agency, and the rest will come from Hau Giang’s coffers.

Nga Bay, which is 78 in size and has a population of 60,000, is a major waterway traffic hub in the Mekong Delta, 30 km from the delta's capital Can Tho. The town frequently suffers from flooding, which results in pollution.

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