PM asks prompt actions to cope with floods in central region and respond to typhoon Sarika

(VOVworld) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has sent a message urging for efforts to overcome aftermaths of torrential rain and flood in the central region and cope with typhoon Sarika.

PM asks prompt actions to cope with floods in central region and respond to typhoon Sarika  - ảnh 1
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc is directing activities to overcome aftermaths of torrential rain and floods in the central region. (Photo: VOV)


The message said typhoon Sarika may hit Vietnam’s mainland in the next 2 days and the storm Haima in the Pacific may strengthen and affect the East Sea. The Prime Minister called on provinces from Nghe An to Thua Thien Hue to do everything possible to find the missing people and provide food to people, while repairing health care, education, transport, irrigations, and electricity facilities to resume stable lives and production.

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung chaired a teleconference on Sunday with the Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, the National Committee for Search and Rescue, and authorities from 22 localities from the northern port city of Hai Phong to the central province of Quang Binh on preparations for the typhoon.

Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung requested municipal and provincial people’s committees to keep a close watch on the movement of the storm and informed vehicles operating at sea to stay away from the area of danger and take shelter.

He asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting to regularly update the typhoon’s movement to support proactive preparations.

The Vietnam Fatherland Front has aided Ha Tinh and Quang Binh 45,000 USD. The Ministry of Industry and Trade has also provided initial financial support worth 31,500 USD.

As schedule by 6 p.m. of Monday, the North-South railway will be resumed after being interrupted for a couple of days due to floods.

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