HCM City to relocate 6,000 canal-side households
  • |, VietnamNet | June 24, 2024 10:01 PM
HCM City will relocate around 6,000 temporary houses by severely polluted canals.

After upgrading Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe, Tan Hoa-Lo Gom, and Ben Nghe-Tau Hu, HCM City has renovated many other canals.

Around 6,000 houses by the canals will be relocated, costing VND20 trillion (USD785.85 million).


Houses by Xuyen Tam Canal (photo by Nguyen Hue)

The VND8.2-trillion project to upgrade the Tham Luong-Ben Cat-Rach Nuoc Len Canal. The project will build the embankment along the two sides of the canal with a length of 63 km, dredge 31 kilometres of the canal, build roads and install lighting systems. It is scheduled to be completed in 2025.

The city will invest VND9.6 trillion in upgrading the Xuyen Tam Canal in Binh Thanh and Go Vap District. The canal is 8.2 kilometres long, with a 6.21-kilometre main section and three branches totalling 2.2 kilometres.

The Xuyen Tam Canal will be dredged to a depth of 3.5 metres and widened to 20-30 metres. Roads, green spaces, and lighting systems will be built on both sides. The project has affected as many as 2,259 households.

The upgrade of Xuyen Tam Canal has been slated to be finished in 2028.

Work to renovate Doi Canal will start in December this year and be completed in 2028. The VND5-trillion project will build a 4.3-kilometre dyke and dredge the canal. Some 1,571 households in District 8 would be affected by the project.

Meanwhile, the city has planned to upgrade Van Thanh, Ke and Hy Vong canals by 2025.

Around 2,000 houses would need to be relocated to implement the three projects.

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