PM directs flood response in Ninh Binh province
16:52 | 12/10/2017

VGP – Amid the abnormal and serious developments of the flood situation in the past few days, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in the northern province of Ninh Binh on October 12 to inspect and direct the response to floods and the protection of Hoang Long River dyke, a critical dyke route protecting Ninh Binh city and the arterial National Highway 1A.

Photo: VGP

On a canoe, the PM directly inspected critical points with rising water in the area of Lac Khoai Dam in Nho Quan district’s Gia Vien commune, one of the flood spillways along the Hoang Long River dyke.

According to initial statistics, nearly 500 households near the Hoang Long River dyke have been affected by floods, while over 3,000 hectares of aquaculture in Nho Quan has been inundated. More than 1,000 hectares of rice crops across the province has been flooded as well. The provincial leaders have prepared the sufficient manpower and means to evacuate the affected households when necessary.

During an on-site meeting with local officials after inspecting the Lac Khoai spillway, PM Phuc applauded the Ninh Binh provincial leaders for their effective directions in implementing solutions aiming to ensure safety for the Hoang Long River dyke, as well as in preparing evacuation measures in case of incidents.

Giving a warning on the adverse climatic proceedings in the next few days, especially heavy rains caused by the storm no. 11, the Government leader asked Ninh Binh to stay ready for any incidents and prepare response, dam protection and evacuation measures following an appropriate roadmap.

The province needs to continue keeping a close eye on the water level of Hoang Long River and prepare well essential equipment to deal with any possible incidents, he requested.

PM Phuc urged Ninh Binh to protect crops in service of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival; implement the flood prevention and control work in accordance with the approved alarming level; and organize patrol forces in order to detect dyke and dam incidents, with special attention paid to critical locations.

                                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu

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