Hanoi localities still at high risk of inundation
  • | dtinews.vn, Tienphong | May 19, 2023 05:53 PM
Around 30 locations in the centre of Hanoi face a high risk of being flooded when it rains heavily, said Phan Hoai Minh, general director the Hanoi Sewerage and Drainage Company.

According to Minh, 11 locations would be put under water in case of rainfall of 50-70mm per hour. In addition, as many as 30 spots would be affected by rainfall of more than 70mm per hour.



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The areas which are highly vulnerable to inundation are Tong Dan, Dinh Tien Hoang and Phung Hung streets in Hoan Kiem District; Quan Nhan Street in Thanh Xuan Street and Mac Thi Buoi in Hai Ba Trung District.

Hanoi Sewerage and Drainage Company have co-operated with districts and concerned agencies to dredge canals and regulate the water level at lakes.

The northern region of Vietnam, including Hanoi, has been forecasted to be directly hit by two to three major storms, seven to nine heat waves and six to eight rainy spells this year.

It is common to see flooding on many streets in Hanoi during the rainy season. Insufficient water drainage capacity, disappearing lakes and poor urban planning are mainly responsible for the problem.

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