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HCMC government hires pump system to fight flooding

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HCMC government hires pump system to fight flooding

Le Anh

HCMC – The HCMC government on April 19 reviewed preliminary results of a project to use an industrial-scale pump to control flooding on Nguyen Huu Canh Street and signed an agreement on flood prevention with Quang Trung Industry Group Joint Stock Company as the pump operator.

At the meeting, Nguyen Hoang Anh Dung, deputy director of the Steering Center of the HCMC Urban Control Flood Program, said that to control flooding on Nguyen Huu Canh Street, the pumping system was deployed 13 times in 2017, out of which 10 times the operation was smooth but the street still ended up being submerged under 10 to 30 centimeters of water in the remaining three times.

According to Bui Xuan Cuong, director of the HCMC Department of Transport, the pump belonging to the Quang Trung Group not only has a huge capacity but also provides other functions like pumping mud and small garbage. During the 13 times of deployment, Cuong said, the pump achieved initial success, but it is necessary to pilot it during high tides and downpours.

Nguyen Tang Cuong, general director of Quang Trung Group, proposed the municipal government pilot such a pumping system in other flood-prone areas in the city.

Regarding fee, a representative of the Finance Department said that the hiring service fee must be based on a principle that it is cheaper than the current system being used by the center.

Tran Vinh Tuyen, vice chairman of the HCMC government, noted a criterion that the street must not be submerged over 15 centimeters of water when the pump is in use.

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