At a meeting on theParty Central Committee’s resolution on climate change resilience,natural resource management and environment protection, he said thatfast urbanisation and poor underground water management has greatlyincreased the risk posed top the city by floodwater.
Hai asked the municipal People’s Committee to check constructionplanning in the locality in order to enforce strict punishments againstbadly performing managers and planners.
He alsoordered relevant agencies to spend an adequate proportion of the 2014development investment capital for urgent flooding prevention work.
In mid-October, the flood tide submerged 19 places in HCM Cityin 0.1 – 0.44m of water. It reached the record height of 1.68m onOctober 20.
Le Thi Xuan Lan from the SouthernRegional Hydro-Meteorological Centre said that the flood tide level inHCM City has continuously risen since 2006, a pattern clearly linkedto the impact of climate change.-VNA