Ha Noi to proactively prevent, control and respond to natural disasters and overcome consequences (09:35 27/05/2018)
Accordingly, in an effort to proactively prevent, control and respond to natural disasters, Permanent Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Van Suu asks the city’s departments, agencies, sectors, People’s Committees of districts, suburban districts and towns to take following actions:
- Strictly manage dykes and prepare for dyke protection, response to flooding, natural disaster prevention and control, search and rescue in 2018;
- Promptly sum up natural disaster prevention and control affairs in 2017 and implement tasks for 2018; strengthen the Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, give assignment to members, review and assess the situation of natural disasters and kinds of disasters in the localities; review, amend, supplement and build plans and measures for natural disaster prevention and control, search and rescue in localities and units; proactively prevent, and quickly respond to disasters in an efficient way; realize the Four On-site Motto; ensure feasibility in the implementation process;
- Increase information work and popularization of law on natural disaster prevention and control; popularize knowledge of kinds of natural disasters, as well as experiences in natural disaster prevention, control and reduction; encourage the people to proactively prepare, and join hands for disaster prevention, control and reduction;
- Conduct inspection, assess the quality of natural disaster prevention and control works in localities and units; fix, repair or upgrade the damaged, old works according to regulation, especially the dykes, reservoirs, dams and key irrigation works, thus actively responding to possible adverse situations.
People’s Committees of districts, suburban districts and towns increase state management of land and urban construction, and thoroughly settle violations of law on dykes and irrigation work protection.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development guides agencies and units to take comprehensive measures to prevent, control natural disasters and overcome consequences according to their functions and missions; concentrates on guiding, inspection and examination, and cooperates with districts, towns and relevant units to check and handle landslide which affect the safety of dykes, reservoirs and irrigation works; clean up canals for smooth water flow, water drainage and flooding prevention; suggests setting up of pumping stations to ensure water drainage once heavy rain and flood occur.
The Department of Construction gives instruction on building plan on flooding prevention in urban area; reviews, makes list of old, downgraded apartment buildings and high-rises apartment buildings, houses near dykes, close to rivers and low-lying areas which fail to meet safety standard, as well as works under construction; makes and implements plan to prevent collapse of the houses and construction works; move people and properties from unsafe areas before natural disaster occurs; directs the Ha Noi Park and Green Tree One-member Company Limited to trim trees and maintain safety of trees before rains and storms come.
Irrigation companies and Ha Noi Water Drainage Company in collaboration with localities review flooding prevention plans thoroughly; dredge, clean up canals and sewer and remove obstructions, check and prepare the supplies and devices, for quick response to heavy rain.