First tsunami early warning stations in Vietnam

Tran Van Thuan, director of Viettel in Da Nang, disclosed on March 10 that the Da Nang City People’s Committee had agreed for Viettel to carry out a pilot project to install 10 tsunami early warning stations in the region.

Da Nang will become the first region in Vietnam to have tsunami early warning stations.

Of all the stations, the two installations at Man Thai in Son Tra District and Hoa Hiep Nam in Lien Chieu District will have the highest antennas of 30-35 meters and high powered sirens.

Setting up tsunami early warning stations in Da Nang is part of a project to install stations to warn of tsunami alerts across the country.

At the first sign of any tsunami alert, the stations will send out warning alerts with high powered sirens to people, boats and residents in the beach areas and hence be able to minimise loss of lives.

The stations in Da Nang are expected to be completed by March 2011. There are expected to be 100 tsunami early warning stations to be installed in the central region alone.

Source:SGGP,Thanh Nien - Translated by Tuyet Loan

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