9 Aug 2016, VNA
Experts from Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia and Việt Nam have concluded that Hà Nội needs a modern sewage system for flooding prevention. Since 1991, areas have sunk 4cms a year due to changes in underground water. Four main measures were discussed: a modern warning system, rain water reservoirs, improving the sewage system and setting a task force to operate the sewage system.
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