HCM City prepares for disaster response ahead of rainy season

The HCM City administration has ordered the city Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Rescue and local authorities to assess 300 sites that face a high risk of landslides and floods in case of heavy rains and storms.

HCM City prepares for disaster response ahead of rainy season

Cutting tree branches at risk of falling on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in HCM City’s District 3 before the arrival of the rainy season.

Local authorities need to review and make disaster response plans, Le Thanh Liem, deputy chairman of the city People’s Committee, told an online meeting held last Sunday to review the steering committee’s work last year and make plans for this year to prevent forest fires and mitigate the impacts of natural disasters.

In recent years the climate in the city and its surrounding areas had become unpredictable.

Experts had warned about worsening weather conditions, particularly prolonged droughts and heat waves.

Natural disasters, mainly floods, storms and landslides, were expected to occur more frequently.

“Relevant [agencies] must be more proactive to improve the efficacy of prevention measures.”

All preparations had to be completed before the rainy season began.

Personnel, vehicles and equipment had to be on standby to deal with unexpected circumstances in all localities.

The steering committee had been tasked with co-ordinating with the management of Dau Tieng Lake in Dong Nai Province to plan water discharge.

 

Violations related to advertising billboards, panels, flyers, and posters not complying with safety regulations would be strictly punished.

The Department of Transport needed to step up oversight to ensure safety at ports and ferries.

Authorities in districts 9, Cu Chi, Binh Chanh, and Can Gio needed to focus on forest management and fire prevention.

Last year there were 17 fires involving grass and other vegetation in the city on a total area of more than 42ha, but there were no forest fires.

The fires were contained since they detected and handled in a timely manner.

There were three landslides, two storms and six instances of high tides, but no fatalities. VNS

Natural disasters bring about US$13.55 million damage in Southern Vietnam

Natural disasters bring about US$13.55 million damage in Southern Vietnam

Natural disasters caused 16 people dead and missing, injured 54, damaged and inundated 17,713 houses, with the total damage of VND315 billion (US$13.55 million) in the Southern region during the first nine months of 2019.

HCM City prepares for rainy season

HCM City prepares for rainy season

Authorities in HCM City have completed a number of projects earlier than scheduled in an effort to prepare for the rainy season.

 
 

Other News

.
CyberKid Vietnam joins hands with global security firm to protect children online
CyberKid Vietnam joins hands with global security firm to protect children online
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  10/08/2021 

CyberKid Vietnam is the first social organization in Vietnam with 100% Vietnamese ideas, owned and operated by Vietnamese to protect and support Vietnamese children in cyberspace.

Conservation programs put on hold with access denied due to spread of COVID
Conservation programs put on hold with access denied due to spread of COVID
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  10/08/2021 

Biodiversity conservation projects and forest protection in the central highlands region, over the past two years, have been either delayed or suspended as travel and mass gathering activities are limited by COVID-19 prevention measures.

Platform supports remote medical examinations in 100% of districts
Platform supports remote medical examinations in 100% of districts
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  10/08/2021 

The Ministry of Communications and Information has announced the connection of a platform that supports medical examinations from a distance to districts, and the inauguration of the National Technology Center for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

8 of 17 tigers die after being rescued from cages in Nghe An
8 of 17 tigers die after being rescued from cages in Nghe An
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  09/08/2021 

After the police force in the central province of Nghe An rescued 17 adult tigers illegally raised in cages by two families in Do Thanh commune in Yen Thanh district, Nghe An province, eight of the tigers died.

Pham Duc Long appointed Deputy Minister of Information and Communications
Pham Duc Long appointed Deputy Minister of Information and Communications
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  09/08/2021 

The Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Pham Duc Long as Deputy Minister of Information and Communications.

5 million farmer households to sell produce online this year
5 million farmer households to sell produce online this year
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  08/08/2021 

Postmart and Voso have trained farmers to organize livestreams, and advertise their products by shooting video or taking photo. They can create their own booths and sell products on these floors even during the time of social distancing.

Vietnam looks to become AI hub in ASEAN by 2030
Vietnam looks to become AI hub in ASEAN by 2030
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  08/08/2021 

The Vietnamese Government has issued a national strategy on the research, development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) till 2030 with a view to gradually turning Vietnam into an innovation and AI hub in ASEAN and the world.

Garbage piles up in Ha Long City
Garbage piles up in Ha Long City
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  07/08/2021 

The tourist city of Ha Long in Quang Ninh province has been flooded with garbage in recent days.

Population database-based COVID-19 vaccination management system to be launched
Population database-based COVID-19 vaccination management system to be launched
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  07/08/2021 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has agreed with the Ministry of Public Security’s proposal on the application of COVID-19 vaccination management system on the foundation of the national population database.

17 tigers illegally caged in Nghe An
17 tigers illegally caged in Nghe An
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  06/08/2021 

The police agency of the central province of Nghe An on August 4 discovered 17 tigers illegally raised by two households.

Results of research on Nanocovax vaccine published in open-data science portal
Results of research on Nanocovax vaccine published in open-data science portal
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  06/08/2021 

Nanogen, a Vietnamese biotechnology and pharmacy firm, has published two scientific articles on the results of research on the Nanocovax vaccine.

Students create AI-based robot arm priced at VND1 million
Students create AI-based robot arm priced at VND1 million
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  07/08/2021 

With just VND1.2 million and a passion for scientific research, a group of students has successfully assembled a robot arm controlled by image recognition.

National unified, interconnected anti-epidemic technology platforms
National unified, interconnected anti-epidemic technology platforms
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  05/08/2021 

There are a number of unified, nationwide IT platforms that will best serve the prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic in Vietnam.

'I’m not a dollar billionaire': Axie Infinity CEO
'I’m not a dollar billionaire': Axie Infinity CEO
FEATUREicon  07/08/2021 

CEO Nguyen Thanh Trung said that he is not a dollar millionaire, explaining that the market capitalization of AXS tokens is different from the capitalization of Sky Mavis.

People complain about slow internet speed during social distancing
People complain about slow internet speed during social distancing
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  05/08/2021 

Internet service providers are bearing pressure as people’s daily activities now rely more on the internet during social distancing.

Telecom companies announce 435 million USD COVID-19 support package
Telecom companies announce 435 million USD COVID-19 support package
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  03/08/2021 

Vietnam’s major telecom companies including Viettel, VNPT, Mobifone, CMC, FPT, Vietnamobile, and SCTV have announced a joint support package worth VND10 trillion ($435 million) for consumers across the country.

Millions of people register for vaccinations via app
Millions of people register for vaccinations via app
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  04/08/2021 

The application is designed for people to actively register for vaccinations, make medical declarations, update post-vaccination reactions and get electronic vaccination certificates.

AAG undersea cable fixed, Internet speed back to normal
AAG undersea cable fixed, Internet speed back to normal
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  03/08/2021 

The incident occurring on July 19 on the AAG international undersea fiber optic cable route has been fixed. International Internet services resumed on July 31.

Postal services commit to protect supply chains in pandemic hit areas
Postal services commit to protect supply chains in pandemic hit areas
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  04/08/2021 

Freelance shippers in Hanoi and HCMC have turned off apps and stopped working, creating 'holes' in goods circulation. But Vietnam Post and Viettel Post have committed to fill the need.

Actions urged to benefit from future ICT prospects
Actions urged to benefit from future ICT prospects
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  02/08/2021 

The first six months of 2021 witnessed some impressive highlights in the telecoms industry.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN