In 2000, the nearly two-kilometer long Hang Bang canal running from Lo Gom (district 6) to Van Tuong canal (district 5) was filled up to install box culverts due to heavy pollution. The two ends of the canal were encroached on, so it was only nearly 2 meters wide, the water flow was black with all kinds of garbage.
15 years later, Ho Chi Minh City decided to restore Hang Bang canal with three phases, with a cost of about 2,000 billion VND. The project, aimed at draining water, reducing pollution, and resettling households living on both sides, was originally scheduled to be completed in 2020, but was delayed.
In the first phase, the canal was restored at both ends, completed in 2017, with a cost of 300 billion VND. After 5 years of re-establishing the flow, the first section of the canal from Lo Gom Street to Binh Tien Street (pictured) has a length of 200 m and has a fresh green patch, on both sides of the canal into a park for people in the area.
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