Storm & tropical low-pressure make landfall

Low-pressure system in the Tokin Gulf yesterday developed into tropical low-pressure and is heading to the northern provinces of Thanh Hoa to Ha Tinh. One another low-pressure also occurred in the east of the Philippines and is forecast to move to the East Sea in the next days.

The direction of tropical low-pressure

The direction of tropical low-pressure

The National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung yesterday held the meeting to deploy measures to cope with the complicated situation.

Mr. Hoang Duc Cuong, director of the national center for hydro meteorological forecasting said yesterday tropical low-pressure system in the Tokin Gulf operated in near –shore areas and able to make landfall in the provinces of Thanh Hoa to Ha Tinh on July 17. While, a tropical low-pressure which has just formed in the Philippines’ Luzon island, near the East Sea, could develop into a storm. It is forecast a storm can go ahead the East Sea and the northern and north central provinces of Vietnam in the next days.

Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development cum head of the national steering board of natural disaster prevention and control Nguyen Xuan Cuong said in the past days, the northern and central region experienced heavy rains therefore the board instructed to open floodgates to discharge water at Hoa Binh and Son La hydropower plants on July 14, 15 and 16.

Minister Cuong said heavy rains and floods hit also China and Japan on the large-scale in the past days, proving that the upcoming situation of climate change would be very complicated.

To cope with the 2018 flood situation, the Prime Minister has approved to support the locations nationwide VND 1,3trillion to upgrade the existing dyke system and more VND 500billion to enhance irrigation lakes.

The Prime Minister decided to support VND 1,5trillion to local authorities in landslide prevention and VND 1trillion for the 2016-2020 plan.  

The ministry of agriculture & rural development is implementing the dykes’ upgrading projects worth US$ 443million funded by the World Bank.

Deputy Prime Minister Dung asked local authorities nationwide must prepare measures against flooding and landslides to ensure the safety of local people and property, producing works, services and infrastructure works, vessels which are working on sea as well as plans to move households out of dangerous zones.

Ministries of finance, planning & investment soon finish support package for disaster prevention plans approved by the Prime Minister…

VAN PHUC –Translated by Van Ha

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