BEGIC - On the morning of July 7, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong Province, the inspection delegation of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, led by Mr. Vo Thanh Thong - Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, had a meeting with the provincial People's Committee on natural disaster prevention and control in the province.
Receiving and working with the Delegation were Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee and representatives of departments and agencies.
According to the report, from the beginning of the year until now, the whole province had 08 rains accompanied by thunderstorms, causing 01 death, 01 missing person, and blowing the roof off of 56 houses, 200 households lacking domestic water, and nearly 80 ha of crops and fruit trees being damaged, etc. Estimated damage to assets is about VND 4,023 billion.
Implementing Resolution No. 76/NQ-CP dated June 18, 2018 of the Government on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and Search and Rescue (NDPC and SR), the Provincial Steering Committee on NDPC and SR advised the provincial People's Committee to issue the implementation plan no. 5412/KH-UBND dated November 9, 2018. In particular, the plan specifies the content of work, the responsibilities of the departments, agencies, organs and units involved. Thereby, the Steering Committee of NDPC and SR at all levels are strengthened. The plan of NDPC according to risk level at all levels is built, reviewed and updated annually, ensuring the feasibility and practicality with the local practices. Implementing the motto "4 on the spot" in NDPC and SR, improving capacity, management, ensuring full forces, vehicles and supplies on site, logistics ready to rescue whenever a natural disaster occurs. Simultaneously, promoting the application of science and technology in NDPC, improving capacity for forecasting and warning of natural disasters.
For overcoming consequences and reconstructing after natural disasters, the province is timely, publicly and transparently, under close supervision from grassroots level as regulated and receives high consensus of the people. The total funding to support in 2019 is VND 23.50 billion.
Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Mai Hung Dung proposes the Central Steering Committee to allocate capital to support the province in investing the upgrading and construction of key natural disaster prevention and control works.
At the meeting, the province also proposed the Central Steering Committee to allocate capital to support the province in investing the upgrading and construction of key natural disaster prevention and control works such as tide control sluices; repairing and upgrading dike lines; projects to combat floods, increase resilience to climate change; water environment improvement project.
Concluding the meeting, Mr. Vo Thanh Thong - Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment assessed that the NDPC in the province basically met the requirements. However, the weather situation is more and more complicated, so the province is not subjectively neglected, grasping the principle of proactive prevention is the key. In particular, the system of monitoring, warning and timely informing need to be strengthened. Focus on building a plan on NDPC for the next 5 years. Regarding the proposals of the province, the Delegation will acquire and advise the competent authorities to handle in the near future.