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Action Plan on natural disaster prevention issued

VGP – The PM has issued an Action Plan for the implementation of Resolution No. 76/NQ-CP on natural disaster prevention and climate change adaptation.

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The Action Plan aims to ensure the timely and effective implementation of contents defined in Resolution No. 76/NQ-CP and the coordination between ministries and ministerial agencies at all levels as well as identify resources to realize measures and tasks set in the Resolution. 

The Action Plan’s key tasks include the completion of the legal documents, guidance on the enforcement of the laws, mechanisms and policies on natural disaster prevention and control, technical standards and criteria on ensuring safety in response to natural calamity and enhancement of the effectiveness of working staff in charge of natural disaster prevention and control. 

Infrastructure and equipment serving for natural disaster prevention will be invested and advanced in line with improving the awareness of authorities at all levels and community in struggling against natural disasters.   

According to Resolution No. 76/NQ-CP, specific goal by 2025 is reducing 30% of human losses caused by natural disasters with similar intensity and scale to those occurring in 2015-2020.

Viet Nam is one of the five countries hardest hit by natural disasters. Over the past two decades, natural disasters left over 400 people dead and missing each year, caused economic losses equal to about 1-1.5% of GDP, and affected people’s living environment and conditions, as well as socio-economic activities and sustainable development of the country.  

Viet Nam was struck by 13 typhoons and tropical depressions in 2018.

A report from the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said natural disasters, mostly flooding, tropical storms and landslides, killed 181 people and left 37 others missing in 2018.

The disasters caused damage worth around VND20 trillion (US$858 million), three times lower than last year’s figure of VND60 trillion (US$2.6 billion).

By Thuy Dung 

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