Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Government has issued Resolution 76/NQ-CP on natural disaster prevention and climate change adaptation. Its specific goal by 2025 is reducing 30 percent of human losses caused by natural disasters with similar intensity and scale to those occurring in 2015-2020. Authorities at all levels, organisations, and households across the country will receive full information on natural calamities, while training courses will be opened for natural disaster prevention forces to provide them with necessary skills. According to the resolution, among the general solutions to natural disaster prevention are improving the resilience of infrastructure, reinforcing and upgrading the river and sea dyke systems as well as water reservoirs and storm shelters, and improving water drainage. At the same time, flooding prevention projects in big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will be implemented effectively, in addition to the national target programme on climate change adaptation and green growth. Investment should be poured into modernisation of natural disaster forecasting and monitoring systems in concentrated residential areas and key socio-economic regions. The resolution also specifies key measures for each region. In the northern and north-central mountainous regions, it is necessary to identify high risk areas of… Read full this story
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