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Xuyen Tam Canal upgrade project to be completed in 2028

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The city administration is planning to start work on the long-stalled Xuyen Tam Canal upgrade project in August 2024, with completion scheduled for April 2028.

This year, the authorities will carry out a range of relevant processes that could pave the way for the project’s implementation phase, such as allocating public investment capital and seeking approval for the environmental impact assessment.

Last December, the HCMC People’s Council approved a VND9.7-trillion investment for the project, including VND2.4 trillion for construction, VND6.5 trillion for site clearance and the rest for management expenses.

Go Vap and Binh Thanh districts are required to hand over the cleared land for construction no later than August 2024 and April 2025, respectively.

The project’s construction will be launched separately in the two districts, with work on the Go Vap section beginning in August 2024 and ending in April 2025.

The project’s remaining components are set to kick off shortly after that in Binh Thanh District and be completed in April 2028.

First approved in 2002, the Xuyen Tam Canal upgrade project has yet to be launched ever since, despite the canal’s polluted conditions causing severe problems for local residents.

The project will be carried out on the 6.6-kilometer section of the main canal, from Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal to Vam Thuat River, and its three 2.2-kilometer tributaries.

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