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VND1,650 billion to be allocated for Tham Luong–Ben Cat canal project

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Tham Luong–Ben Cat–Nuoc Len channel upgrading project is set to receive a disbursement of VND1,650 billion for the remainder of the year, reported the local media.

HCMC Party Committee Secretary Nguyen Van Nen, who leads the project supervision team, conducted a site inspection on June 13 to assess the progress of the Tham Luong–Ben Cat–Rach Nuoc Len channel project.

The Urban Infrastructure Construction Investment Projects Management Unit, the project investor, confirmed that nine packages have obtained clearance for land and work has commenced on pile driving along the canal banks.

After three months of execution, around VND203.8 billion has been disbursed, meeting 12.35% of the full-year target. The city plans to allocate an additional amount of VND583 billion by the end of this month and VND1,650 billion for the project for the rest of the year.

Bui Thanh Tan, director of the Urban Infrastructure Construction Investment Projects Management Unit, expressed concerns about challenges faced by the investor, including locations to store excess soil during canal drainage and the potential risk of collapse at the Go Cat waste disposal area.

The city Party Committee Secretary requested the investor to collaborate with contractors to optimize the mobilization of human resources and equipment, ensuring adherence to the project schedule. Additionally, he suggested flexible working hours, including night-time execution, to expedite completion by April 30, 2025, instead of late 2025.

The project to improve the water environment of the Tham Luong-Ben Cat-Nuoc Len channels requires an investment of VND8,200 billion from the State budget. The Government has provided VND4,000 billion, while the remaining funds come from the city budget.

Stretching over a total length of 63 kilometers and passing through various districts, including Binh Chanh, Binh Tan, District 6, Tan Phu, Tan Binh, Go Vap, and District 12, this infrastructure project holds significant importance for the city.

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