Hanoi endured two serious urban flooding times just in one week due to heavy rain. It is understandable that torrential rain normally creates temporary flooding, yet such a serious situation as that in Hanoi is attributed to over-urbanization. It is high time detailed planning was strictly observed to tackle the problem.
Climate change has had a range of impacts on businesses and regions. One of the most urgent and challenging issues in urban areas today is drainage water management, anti-flooding task, and wastewater treatment. According to the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association, Vietnam needs an amount of about US$8-US$10 billion for urban wastewater drainage and treatment.
Amid the ongoing extreme road subsidence and flooding, the Management Board of Traffic Infrastructure Investment and Construction of Ho Chi Minh City planned to urgrade for 3.2- kilometer long Nguyen Huu Canh street from October 5.
The eastern gateway of Ho Chi Minh City including 1,000 hectare Thu Thiem new urban area has vigorously developed with many under-construction mega works, creating a new lease of life in the used to be swampy and fallow area.
Ho Chi Minh City Party’s Committee and People’s Committee on Tuesday met with a group of foreign experts from Japan, Europe, Malaysia and Taiwan (China) to listen their experiences, suggestions and anti-flood solutions for the city.