JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

​Anti-flood system clears inundated Saigon street in just 15 minutes

Friday, September 22, 2017, 11:16 GMT+7

The addition of an anti-flood pump system to a local Ho Chi Minh City street is being hailed as a success after effectively clearing the road of all floodwater in just 15 minutes.

A section of Nguyen Huu Canh Street in Binh Thanh District was inundated by rain and rising tidewaters on Thursday evening, causing serious congestion during the evening rush-hour.

According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, the traffic buildup was mainly on a one-kilometer section of road where flooded streets resulted in vehicle breakdowns and gridlocked traffic.

Fortunately, the situation did not last long. Thanks to a specialized pumping machine recently installed in the area, the floodwater was pumped from Nguyen Huu Canh Street into the Saigon River in just 15 minutes.

Floodwater is directed into the Saigon River.
Floodwater is directed into the Saigon River.

According to Thai Quoc Hung, a resident living on Nguyen Huu Canh, the road is continuously subject to inundation during rising tides or rain, whether heavy of light.

“Thanks to the new technology, flooding is no longer a problem.  Local people are very happy about it,” Hung stated.

A technician operates the pump.
A technician operates the pump.

Nguyen Van Long, a local taxi driver, also expressed joy that he would no longer need to worry about an engine breakdown while driving through Nguyen Huu Canh Street during floods.

“The pump system should be installed in other flood-prone areas of the city,” he added.

The powerful pump system on Nguyen Huu Canh Street
The powerful pump system on Nguyen Huu Canh Street

The machine has proven itself, being able drain floodwater in a short period, said Nguyen Hoang Anh Dung, deputy director of the city’s Steering Center of the Urban Flood Control Program.

The machine’s control board used to operative the pump.
The machine’s control board used to operative the pump.
A section of Nguyen Huu Canh Street is inundated on September 21, 2017.
A section of Nguyen Huu Canh Street is inundated on September 21, 2017.
A woman rides her motorcycle through the flooded street.
A woman rides her motorcycle through the flooded street.
An ambulance battles traffic.
An ambulance battles traffic.
Congestion during a flood brought about by the rising tide.
Congestion during a flood brought about by the rising tide.
A student walks through a flooded street.
A student walks through a flooded street.
Commuters travel on Nguyen Huu Canh Street.
Commuters travel on Nguyen Huu Canh Street.
A man pushes a motorbike broken down from floodwater.
A man pushes a motorbike broken down from floodwater.
Nguyen Huu Canh Street is flood-free thanks to the pump system.
Nguyen Huu Canh Street is flood-free thanks to the pump system.
People travel with ease down the recently drained road.
People travel with ease down the recently drained road.
A man measure the water level on Nguyen Huu Canh Street following the use of the pump system.
A man measure the water level on Nguyen Huu Canh Street following the use of the pump system.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Latest news