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Vietnamese students pilot anti-flood home model
  • | Tien Phong, dtinews | November 27, 2013 03:13 PM

A group of three students from HCM City have created a model of an intelligent anti-flood house design for An Giang Province.

Students putting up the house

In early August, people in Chau Phu District's Long Vy Commune were very surprised to see the students finish their steel-framed house after three days of work.
The 32-square metre and six-tonne house, which has two bed rooms, one living room, a kitchen and a bathroom, uses national power grids, and in case of flooding or storms they have another power system and water supply.

Small and makeshift homes, which were destroyed after flooding and storms, have become an obsession of Lam Khanh Hien, from An Giang Province. After getting into Ton Duc Thang University, Hien and some of his friends designed an intelligent house plan for flood resistance.

The house is designed to be able to float in case of floods and then be moved after the storm. The house costs an estimated total investment of VND80-100 million.

After the three-months of work, the house was completed by the three students.


The students receive the prize for the house after final round 

Lam Thanh Hien, a final-year student of Ton Duc Thang University, said the house could be used for 30 to 40 years. The group spent VND80 million (USD3,800) on buying materials.

The house in An Giang Province has survived several heavy rains. When the water rises, the float system helps to lift the house and when it has strong wind, the pumping system will help to balance the float system.

Ealier, the students’ house initiative won the third prize in the students’ scientific research contest held by the Ministry of Education and Training in 2011. In 2012 it also received the first prize for the final round of the national Olympia Contest. This year, the house won the prize for the youth’s creativeness for the HCM City Communist Youth Union.

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