October 16, 2007

DrainageNews - HCMC drain system overwhelmed by deluge, yet more to come - Thanh Nien Daily

Thanh Nien is the tribune of Vietnam’s Youth Association Publication permit No. A deluge virtually rendered the whole of HCMC a flood zone Thursday, further pressuring relevant agencies to more rapidly revamp the city's already deteriorated and obsolesced drainage system before more floods strike. The Thursday downpour, triggered by a tropical depression over much of southern Vietnam, flooded major districts in HCMC, including 1, 3, 10 and Phu Nhuan, congesting dozens of streets for hours on end. The city's drainage system was almost paralyzed as water levels in rivers and canals rapidly surged. As meteorological authorities are forecasting another five floods before year-end, the city's entire drainage system is in desperate need of an overhaul, and now. read me

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