Politburo member inspects disaster recovery in Thanh Hoa

Friday, 2019-08-09 10:41:01
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Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh (centre, speaking) encourages Sa Na villagers to overcome the consequences of the recent flooding. (Photo: NDO/Mai Luan)
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NDO – On August 8, Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh visited Thanh Hoa to survey the post-flooding recovery work in Quan Son district and the highland areas of the central province.

Chinh, who is also Head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, joined his entourage to arrive at Sa Na village, Na Meo commune in Quan Son, which suffered heavy losses in lives and properties caused by flash floods on the morning of August 3.

On behalf of the Party and State leaders, Chinh shared with the great losses of local people, expressing his wish that they would turn the pain into action to overcome difficulties and losses.

Working with Thanh Hoa authorities at the site, Chinh was updated with reports on the response and remedy for natural disasters in upland areas of the province, in which Quan Son and Muong Lat districts have suffered the most.

The Politburo member praised the local authorities, the army and the people in the province in uniting to support each other in responding to floods and overcoming consequences of natural disasters.

He also acknowledged enterprises, organisations and individuals who have been heading to flood-prone areas to bring both material support and spiritual encouragement.

Chinh urged the concerned authorities to continue to mobilise forces and implement multiple methods to search for the remaining missing people, while actively treating the injured.

Meanwhile, heavy rains in recent days have flooded hundreds of houses and thousands of hectares of crops in the Central Highlands.

The Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control has issued an urgent telegraph in response to the risk of dam collapse on the Dak Kar hydropower reservoir in Dak R'Lap district, Dak Nong province. The facility is under construction with a capacity of 13 million m3 but is suffering from a valve door jam.

Vietnamese soldiers save Cambodian soldiers and people who were trapped in flooding on the border with Dak Lak province. (Photo: NDO/Nguyen Cong Ly)

In the face of complicated developments of floods in Vietnam’s Dak Lak province and the neighbouring Mondulkiri province of Cambodia, which inundated several posts of Cambodian border guard forces, Serepok Border Guard Station in Dak Lak deployed forces and means to rescue eight officers, soldiers and Cambodian people after receiving a call for support from Mondulkiri authorities on August 7.