The project will upgrade 7.4 kilometers of canal, dredge 400,000 cubic meters of mud, build 11.8km of roads and 10 new bridges, and build culverts along the canal banks for draining wastewater.
The undertaking will focus on collecting rubbish, treating waste, improving the sewage system, and upgrading the roads along the canal.
It will also beautify 14,120 square meters at four sites along the canal in Districts 6, 11, Tan Phu and Tan Binh.
The project, which is estimated to cost more than US$146 million, will be financed by a World Bank loan and is expected to be completed by mid-2014.
Le Thanh Liem, director of HUUP, said the project will help prevent high tides from affecting the four districts that the canal runs through.
Tan Hoa – Lo Gom is severely polluted since untreated wastewater from houses and factories along the canal is released directly into the waterway, negatively impacting the lives of more than 1 million local residents.