As urbanization increasingly, the drainage of Ho Chi Minh City is smaller.
Nguyen Tan Van, president of the Association of Architects of Vietnam, said at a seminar on sustainable urban solutions held today.
So due to the impact of No. 9 storm in the Ho Chi Minh City area has heavy rain lasting for many hours. The rain combined with the high tide caused the horror of the floods.
According to the HCM Municipal Transportation Department report, by the afternoon of November 25, 39 flooded roads were flooded, including the deepest 0.3 meter flood in Ho Hoc Lam (Binh Tan District) and Highway 13. Even on the night of the same day, at Huynh Tan Phat Street, the road was flooded for more than half a meter.
Directly affected by the storm, Van said that basically the city of Hochiminh flooded 80% and the city of Vung Tau as well. This shows that our urban development is not sustainable. A natural event is not too big or too strong, but it can also paralyze our city.
Speaking at the ceremony, the president of the Vietnam Architects Association said: "Now we say that intelligent urban theory is a lot, but the action is very poor. Especially when urbanization is stronger, Ho Chi Minh City drainage is smaller. Flows are blocked, the whole system of urban stagnation makes a rain without leaving the water, the city is increasingly flooded.
This phenomenon is occurring constantly and it is strange that the projects, action programs for sustainable urban development are unhealthy, unclear as urban, people are anxious, excited before the event this common nature.
"I hope we will discuss and have a practical plan of action with the whole population so that the city is not flooded, developing into a sustainable urban. It is impossible for people to work all year, just because of a natural event that loses everything "It's a question placed on the brothers' management planning shoulders to help people," Van said.
Van said that it is impossible for people to work year-round, but because of a natural event that loses everything.
Contrary to this reality, the HCMC has recently announced that it is becoming a "megacity".
Specifically, city leaders implemented the project to build a smart urban area in 2017-2020 with a vision for 2025. The highlight is the construction of an urban area in District 2, 9 and Thu Duc based on the digital economy and economy of knowledge.
"To successfully build an innovative urban area, the city needs the cohesion and interaction of the" quadrilateral "of the industrial revolution 4.0, which is the state – the entrepreneur – the scientist and the entrepreneur." Nguyen Thanh Phong said.
However, as Van shared, even with a normal storm flooding the city of Ho Chi Minh within half a meter, the whole city stagnated, planning to keep floods from ever causing crowds. The city of Ho Chi Minh has always been confident in the way forward and has successfully implemented its goals, rapidly becoming one of the centers of economic, cultural, financial and public science. of the area and have a decent place on the map of smart cities, the creation of the world as the target of "megacity"?