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After Hanoi, HCM City to release flood warning app

Updated at Friday, 31 May 2019, 01:24
The Hanoitimes - In April, Hanoi Sewerage and Drainage Limited Company announced to launch a flood warning system via HSDC Maps app in IOS and Android smartphones.
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) will follow Hanoi in developing an app to warn about flooded spots in rainfall as rainy season looms.
 
A flooded street in the rainy season in HCM City.
A flooded street in the rainy season in HCM City.
According to Director of Construction Department Le Hoa Binh, the city will develop a handy flood warning app for its people not to travel through inundated areas under the rains, according to Tuoi Tre newspaper.
The app will be an upgraded version of the municipal portal of drainage system (https://chongngap.hochiminhcity.gov.vn/baongap), which integrates more than 100 cameras feeding in pictures of the raining and flooding situation. The portal also provides weather forecast news and flood alerts.
According to the department, there are still 18 roads which can be flooded by rainwater and 19 others flood-prone by rising tide across the city although 21 flood-prevention projects have initially produced positive effects.
The department was demanded to cooperate with district governments to handle the difficulties in land clearance and compensation aiming to speed up the flood-prevention works.
In April, Hanoi Sewerage and Drainage Limited Company announced to launch a flood warning system via HSDC Maps app in IOS and Android smartphones.
The app integrates warning function as well as flooded locations, water levels information and images of flooded points.
In addition, this app also allows people to report unusual occurrences when it is raining to the company.
The app has been provided free for smartphone users and to be updated in 2019, aiming to facilitate commuters when traveling in the rain.
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