The western water drainage channel of Ha Tinh City will run parallel with the irrigation channel of Thach Linh quarter
Solution to prevent flooding
Over the past many years, local inhabitants and authorities want to build the western water drainage channel of Ha Tinh City, especially when the climate change trends indicate increasing intensity of rainfall.
In this context, the Belgium-funded project of “Integrated water resource management and urban planning related to climate change (IWMC Ha Tinh) has proposed the construction of a water drainage channel in the west of the city.
The total channel length of 1.7km comprises of a 1.5km section starting from the Song Da urban area to the west of the N19 irrigation channel and a 200-metre branch channel which runs from the Song Da urban area and is perpendicular to the main channel.
The works will cost about VND19.8 billion ($900,000).
All the details of the projects regarding height, slope, and capacity will be carefully calculated and assessed in an architecturally- and environmentally-friendly manner. At the same time, all research results in terms of climate change scenarios, hydrological and hydraulic models, and planning ideas will also be introduced into the project’s economic-technical and design report.
The project’s co-ordinator Tran Dinh Quang said that the western water drainage channel of Ha Tinh City is now being designed. Construction is expected to be completed during 2018. The city is seeking private investment capital sources to develop public services under the public-private partnership (PPP).
“Direct competitive bidding packages will be applied, helping the project to be implemented in an effective and sustainable manner,” Quang said.
In addition, it will be quite favourable to conduct the project’s site clearance because the land earmarked for the construction of the project currently is managed by authorities and does not belong to any households.
The city of Ha Tinh commits to conduct site clearance for the project as per request from the project and make the best conditions for the implementation of the whole project./.
By Quang Minh from Ha Tinh Newspaper