Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend hundreds of billions of VND on building more than 100 reservoirs to store rainwater and control flooding by 2020 under a flood-control programme.
Five days after typhoon Dianmu went through Hanoi, many houses in Tu Lien Ward in Tay Ho District are still flooded.
A technophile tries to create mirror-like reflections of the city in puddles of rainwater.
Ho Chi Minh City will soon develop 30 lakes in suburban areas and hundreds of others in inner-city areas to hold rainwater in a move to effectively control severe floods, said the Saigon Times Daily.
Upgrading the country’s irrigation system to improve its efficiency to 80 percent will require around VND20 trillion (nearly US$1 billion), under a plan drawn up by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).