Rebuilding of 8 km of embankments to start in start in 2016 and finish in 2020.
The Steering Center of the Urban Flood Control Program in Ho Chi Minh City has proposed building a river embankment to prevent flooding from mountain run-off and tides. The embankment would protect 1,600 ha of riverbank along the Saigon River and 25,000 people in Truong Tho commune in Thu Duc district and An Phu, Thao Dien, and Binh An communes in District 2.
According to the steering center the city will rebuild an estimated 8.2 km of damaged embankment.
Funding for the project is VND992 billion ($44 million), from the city’s budget. Land clearance will cost some VND170 billion ($7.5 million), and the project is expected to begin in 2016 and be completed by 2020.
In May the city adopted plans to build works to reduce flooding in the city over the 2016-2021 period, including projects along Vam Thuat and Nuoc Len Canals and a sewerage project in Go Vap district. Total funding in the period will be about $460 million.