Comprehensive measures required to ensure safety for people in disaster-hit areas

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung told a meeting yesterday that a set of comprehensive measures must be carried out in response to natural disasters to ensure safety for both local residents and their assets.

At a conference held by the National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (NDPC), Deputy PM Dung stressed that solutions for dealing with tropical low pressures that often develop into storms must be well prepared to minimise human and asset losses.

The most important task is to oversee the situation to ensure safety for people, particularly those in high mountains which are prone to landslide and flash flood. Attention should also focus on those living in coastal areas and river banks in the central and Mekong provinces. The local authorities have to rearrange residential areas and have evacuation plans in case of disasters.Dung said.

Amid the complex development of natural disasters, the Government has required the installation of disaster warning equipment and forecasting systems in all localities to give prompt warning to authorities and residents, particularly those in mountainous and remote areas.

Source: VOV5