For almost two decades, chronic flooding has remained a major headache for Saigon. The city, home to almost 9 million people, frequently suffers flooding from river tides and heavy rains, and scenes of people wading through deep waters that are higher than motorbike wheels have become increasingly common. Direct inundation could cause power outages, cut off water supply, and render roads inoperable.
If you’re living in Saigon, you can probably recall the torrential downpour that paralyzed even high districts weeks ago, leaving around one million daily commuters suffering. In case you find yourself interested in this topical issue, my humble attempt is to give you explanations on common expressions you should see in the news.
Photo credits: VnExpress International and Shutterstock
Flooding wreaks traffic chaos on Saigon streets https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/flooding-wreaks-traffic-chaos-on-saigon-streets-3954100.html
HCMC begins 14-month project to upgrade flood-prone street https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/hcmc-begins-14-month-project-to-upgrade-flood-prone-street-3991502.html
HCMC’s flooding nemesis does not spare its highest district https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/hcmc-s-flooding-nemesis-does-not-spare-its-highest-district-4164643.html
HCMC plans will worsen serious problems, not solve them https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/hcmc-plans-will-worsen-serious-problems-not-solve-them-4100884.html
HCMC reduces flooding hotspots to 22 https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/hcmc-reduces-flooding-hotspots-to-22-4113323.html
HCMC to spend over $20 million on reservoirs to combat flooding https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/hcmc-to-spend-over-20-million-on-reservoirs-to-combat-flooding-3851258.html
Online Cambridge Dictionary https://dictionary.cambridge.org
Online Collins Dictionary https://www.collinsdictionary.com