According to assessment, warning and forecast services play an especially important role in natural disaster prevention and control. Thanks to effort in the recent years, Ha Noi has witnessed significant progress, and reduced damages caused by the natural disasters. However, there are still shortcomings in cooperation and information exchange between hydrometeorological agencies and natural disaster prevention and control, search and rescue agencies.
In order to improve coordination and increase the quality of natural disaster forecast and warning services, Vice Director of National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Le Hong Phong suggested that agencies should build coordination progress in natural disaster prevention and control, provide information of the works facing high risk, build comprehensive coordination process among hydrometeorological agencies, irrigation and drainage enterprises and specialized agencies in exchanging monitoring data, sharing forecast and warning technology.
Head of the Ha Noi Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control’s Office Do Duc Thinh asked the hydrometeorological agencies to increase investment, modernize their technologies to give timely, accurate forecast and warning.
For his part, Vice Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nha acknowledged the opinions, and requested National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting to closely cooperate with city’s agencies to provide timely, accurate forecast. The Department will sum up information, and ask the People’s Committee to handle proposals and questions of the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.