(PLO)- Ho Chi Minh City is embarking on renovating extremely large and extremely polluted canals in the city such as Tham Luong – Ben Cat – Nuoc Len canal, Xuyen Tam canal.
The total investment of the projects is up to nearly 18 trillion VND. Along with canal improvement, the city will renovate the urban area along these canals.
Along with that, the city is also in the process of implementing the phase 2 water environment improvement project with a total investment of nearly 11,300 billion VND, passing through districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 4. Binh Chanh district, with a total basin area of 2,150 ha.
When the project began to be implemented, people on both sides of the canal also expressed their joy and excitement because they were waiting for a new life to change for the better.
That was also the mood of people living along the canals of Tan Hoa – Lo Gom, Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe, Tau Hu – Ben Nghe many years ago, when these canals were an obsession for thousands of people at that time. households living around. Then their lives turned page when the channel’s appearance was renovated.
However, not long after that, the canals that the city spent thousands of billions of dong to renovate became sloppy, smelly and filled with garbage. It is worth mentioning that the garbage thrown into the canal is directly dropped by the people themselves with all kinds of things, even tables, chairs, beds, and cabinets. It’s amazing how tens of tons of trash are picked up from the canals every day!
The consciousness of a part of the people worthy of condemnation is no longer discussed. However, from the perspective of state management, it is also necessary to review the way in which management and supervision as well as forms of sanctions and sanctions in the past time have been enough deterrent?
Looking at the huge amount of garbage picked up every day from the canals, we can’t help but be startled to ask the question: Where are the local authorities and relevant management agencies? Have these units done all their responsibilities and really drastically protected rivers and canals from being re-polluted? In addition to the inspection function, there are also surveillance cameras, and the system of agencies, unions, neighborhoods and neighborhood groups. Why still let litter happen carefree in the middle of the day?
Thousands of billions of dong have been spent in exchange for new looks for the city’s urban areas and here, tens of thousands of billions of other dongs are also being spent by the city to renovate canals. Failure to maintain this achievement is not only a waste of money but also shows limited management.
Changing the urban appearance is not only changing the landscape but also needing to be stronger to change the habits to create a truly civilized and modern city.