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Work to resume on long-stalled flood control project in HCMC next month

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – After a three-year hiatus, work will resume early next month on the Ben Nghe drainage system as part of the VND10-trillion flood control project.

Trungnam Group, the project’s investor, said in a report sent to the HCMC government that it would mobilize workers and equipment to restart work on June 1. The Ben Nghe drainage system, which connects districts 1 and 4, is scheduled to be completed in four to six months.

According to the report, the Ben Nghe drainage system is 97% complete.

The entire flood control project is over 90% complete. However, work on the project has been put on hold since November 15, 2020.

The project, aimed at controlling flood tides in HCMC, began construction in 2016 and was then expected to be completed by 2018.

The project would help reduce flooding in a 570-square-kilometer area, thus benefiting around 6.5 million residents.

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