Ministers to Supervise Bird Flu Prevention Task in Regions

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung assigned 11 relevant ministers to be heads of bird flu control task forces in different regions nationwide.

The ministers undertakes supervision task in the provinces nationwide

Under his decision, as from early January, the ministers will go to localities for their instruction and inspection of implementing anti-bird flu and human pandemic measures.

Later they will report their work to the PM.

Following that, Health Minister Tran Thi Trung Chien will be responsible for inspection in Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi and the central province of Thua Thien – Hue.

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Mai Ai Truc is going to the Northern provinces of Bac Giang, Bac Ninh and Ha Tay on his duty.

Science and Technology Minister Hoang Van Phong is in charge of controlling the situation in the central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Da Nang City.

Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Minister Nguyen Thi Hang supervises the four Mekong delta provinces of An Giang, Kien Giang, Tien Giang, and Can Tho.

Culture and Information Minister Le Doan Hop is in charge of dealing with the disease in the northern provinces of Thai Binh, Nam Dinh and Ha Nam.

The four Mekong delta provinces of Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Hau Giang and Vinh Long are directed by Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Cao Duc Phat.

Minister Ksor Phuoc of the Committee on Ethnic Minorities Affairs undertakes the surveillance in the northern provinces of Lang Son, Quang Ninh and Vinh Phuc.

Finance Minister Vu Van Ninh observes the epidemic prevention task in the northern provinces of Hung Yen, Hai Duong and Hai Phong.

The southern provinces of Dong Nai, Ba Ria – Vung Tau and Binh Duong is under the direction of Minister of Industry Hoang Trung Hai.

Fisheries Minister Ta Quang Ngoc monitors the inspection task in the central provinces of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa.

Construction Minister Nguyen Hong Quan instructs the supervision of the bird flu prevention task in the northern provinces of Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa and the central province of Nghe An.

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister and Head of the National Avian Flu Prevention Steering Committee Cao Duc Phat Friday launched a nationwide campaign for January, urging people to sanitize the environment, especially in poultry breeding farms to control the outbreak.

About 73 percent of poultry samples proved positive for H5N1 virus in the central province of Quang Nam, reported an official from Animal Health Department.

To date the disease has spread to 10 communes in six districts in three Mekong Delta provinces of Bac Lieu, Ca Mau and Hau Giang.

By HT, TN – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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