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Official Gazette

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Government calls for proactive adaption to climate change

Updated: 11:41’ - 28/06/2018
By 2025, Vietnam will strive to reduce by 30 percent human losses caused by natural disasters of the same ferocity as those occurring during 2015-2020.

Government Resolution 76 dated June 18, on natural disaster prevention and control, aims at increasing the ability of the population and state to prevent and control natural disasters and adapt to climate change with a view to reducing human and property losses. It also facilitating the sustainable development, contributing to maintaining national defense and security, and gradually building the natural disaster-safe community and society.

Investment capital will be poured to modernize observatories and infrastructure facilities to increase the reliability of natural disaster forecasts and warnings__Photo: Internet

Accordingly, authorities at all levels, agencies, organizations and households across the country will be provided with sufficient information about natural disasters, while training courses will be organized for natural disaster prevention and control forces in order to improve their skills.

The Resolution sets forth other objectives, including improving the resilience of natural disaster prevention infrastructure facilities and construction works, regularly reinforcing river and sea dike systems as well as water reservoirs and storm shelters, and improving water drainage systems, among others.

The Government will supervise effective implementation of flood prevention projects in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, in addition to the national target program on climate change adaptation and green growth.

Investment capital should be poured in projects to modernize observatories and infrastructure facilities to increase the reliability of natural disaster forecasts and warnings.

The Resolution also specifies key measures to be taken throughout the country. 

In the northern and northern central mountainous regions, it is necessary to identify areas with high risk of landslide and flash flood where must be taken prompt preventive measures to mitigate human losses and ensure sustainable livelihood for local people depending on local conditions.

The northern and northern central delta provinces are required to ensure safety of dikes and strictly manage the flood prevention, dike construction and land use master plans.

The northern and central coastal provinces will have to focus on building the capacity to cope with floods and typhoons and building integrated flood management plans for river basins.

Focuses on Meanwhile the Mekong River delta will have to effectively implement the Government Resolution 120 of 2017 on sustainable and climate-resilient development of the region.- (VLLF)
 

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