Nhiêu Lộc-Thị Nghè Canal running through HCM City’s districts 1, 3, Tân Bình, Phú Nhuận, and Bình Thạnh has become clean and green. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ HCM CITY — The 10-kilometre Nhiêu Lộc-Thị Nghè Canal running through districts 1, 3, Tân Bình, Phú Nhuận, and Bình Thạnh in HCM City has become a popular place for sightseeing, taking photos and doing exercises. Its water has been cleaned, and trees and flowers have been grown on both banks, creating a beautiful green setting. It used to be the most polluted water body in the city, and one of the most foul-smelling, that people disliked going past it. A project to improve the canal was started in 2002. An underground drainage system was built to collect and treat wastewater from households and commercial establishments. The canal’s banks were consolidated. The work cost nearly VNĐ8.6 trillion (US$370 million). But now the canal has been revived and has a clean and green atmosphere to the delight of nearly 1.2 million people living around it. On May 20 the Waterway System Management Centre said 122,000 cubic metres of mud was dredged from the canal in three phases, making the water cleaner… Read full this story
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