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Viet Nam: Hanoi needs $2 million to repair flood-damaged roads

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The Hanoi Department of Transportation said the city needs about VND34 billion or $2 million to mend inner roads damaged by flooding.

"Nearly 100 roads were damaged in the recent flood. They will be repaired from now to the year's end," said Hanoi Department of Transportation Director Nguyen Quoc Hung.

The department has been tapping all sources to repair major roads in the city for the past several days.

Priority will be given to the major roads of Truong Chinh, Phan Dinh Phung, Cua Bac and roads that have heavy traffic. The work will be implemented at night to avoid traffic jams.

In early September 2008, Hanoi's Vice Chairman asked the Department of Transportation to mend potholes prior to end of September. But since the recent flood, many potholes have re-appeared.

The most seriously-damaged roads in Hanoi are Truong Chinh, Lac Long Quan, Nguyen Luong Bang, Luong The Vinh, Nguyen Trai, Kim Giang, Phan Dinh Phung, Khuat Duy Tien and Nguyen Phong Sac.

Ha Le