In an interview with Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper, Mr. Vu Xuan Thanh, deputy chief of the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, emphasized the need of fortifying the dyke system to cope with natural disasters, which have been erratic and not followed laws of nature.
Concerning fresh water supply incident, the Hanoi Department of Health yesterday confirmed that the quality of tap water in the capital is safe to use after test results showed that styrene concentration in the water is within the normal limits.
The National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center forecast that from October 25-31 the Southern region will experience a very large high tide with its peak forecast to exceed the record high level early this month.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted that there is no such thing as the end for the building new-style rural areas program while addressing a national conference held in the northern province of Nam Dinh on October 19.