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Hau Giang to invest VND1.2t in anti-flooding project

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Nga Bay City in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang will receive more than VND1.2 trillion to implement a green urban project that would help control flooding and improve the environment in the area.

The project will be executed in the 2023-2026 period, tapping over VND780 billion of loans provided by the French Development Agency and nearly VND390 billion from the province’s reciprocal capital, Nguyen Van Hoa, chairman of the provincial government, said yesterday, November 8, news site VnExpress reported.

As part of the project, a drainage system, 20 kilometers long with 22 floodgates and over three kilometers of canal embankments, will be built to reduce flooding. Besides, a 13-kilometer-long wastewater collection system, four pumping stations and a water treatment plant with a daily capacity of 3,800 cubic meters will be developed to enhance the environment.

The project also comprises upgrading and designing the Xang Thoi retention pond’s surroundings and purchasing equipment for natural disaster monitoring and warning.

The project is expected to improve the infrastructure system and boost economic growth in the city, paving the way for regional economic development, Hoa said.

The project was given the green light by the prime minister in April this year.

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