Under the city’s long-term flood prevention programme, the centre would begin to install 22 pumps at "hot spots" to cope with floods beginning in late April, he said. A new sewer system would also be put into operation to help with draining water by late this year, he said.
As part of the 2009 flood prevention programme, the municipal People’s Committee entrusted the centre to upgrade and dredge sewer systems in the city, prioritising areas that are at high risk of flooding.
The centre was also asked to put fixed and mobile pumping stations into operation to help speed up water drainage out of flooded areas. Installation of anti-flood valves at water-discharge gates along Ben Nghe, Tau Hu and Doi Te canals and the Sai Gon river is also on the list of things to do….