Need radical measures, scientific and technological application for forecasting to minimize damage caused by natural disasters


On April 27, 2021, in Phu Tho, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (PCTT) coordinated with the People’s Committee of Phu Tho province to organize a conference on natural disaster prevention and control in the Northern mountainous region in 2021. Ministry Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (Agriculture and Rural Development) Le Minh Hoan, Deputy Head of the Standing Committee of Central Steering Committee on Countermeasures, chaired the conference.

Conference on Disaster Prevention and Control in the Northern mountainous region

According to the report of the Central Steering Committee on Flood and Storm Control, in 2020, in the mountainous area of ​​our country, prolonged heavy rain caused landslides, flash floods, especially severe, in many places, causing great damage to people and property.

In the first months of 2021, a number of severe cold, damaging colds, thunderstorms, lightning, hail in the region have occurred, especially even though the rainy season has not yet entered the rainy season, but some localities have occurred. The pipe flood, flash floods cause damage to people and property, this is a rare thing, signaling a year of unpredictable natural disasters in the area.

Natural disasters in the area from the beginning of the year until now have killed 03 people, injured 01 person; 320 houses were damaged, roof accelerated; 1,086 cattle died, and economic loss was estimated at 25 billion VND.

The Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption said that over the past time, the prevention and control work has received close attention and guidance from the leaders of the Party, State, and Central Steering Committee on anti-corruption, along with that the drastic entry of the whole political system. Thanks to that, the consequences caused by natural disasters in localities have been quickly overcome, the lives of people in natural disaster areas have basically been stable.

In addition to the results achieved, the preventive control work still has limitations such as: unequal awareness and prevention skills of the community in some places, especially in remote and isolated areas; The reception of natural disaster forecast and warning information of people in this area has not been regular and timely.

On the other hand, the training for the people doing the prevention and control work and the dissemination of knowledge for people in the area has not gone into depth and efficiency. Infrastructure system in general and preventive control infrastructure lacks synchronization, limited resilience, some works are damaged or degraded due to natural disasters; Grid communication interrupt …

According to the Central Steering Committee on disaster prevention, the Strategy for natural disaster prevention to 2030, with a vision to 2050 clearly, the work of disaster prevention includes 3 phases: prevention, response and remediation, in That is to take proactive prevention as the main.

Risk management and prevention by basin, inter-region, interdisciplinary. Integrating in strategy, planning, and plans. The prevention of natural disasters is based on the application of advanced technology; inherit and promote traditional experiences, increase forecast and warnings to minimize damages caused by natural disasters.

Facing increasingly extreme and unpredictable developments of natural disasters, in order to ensure safety for people and property in residential areas along rivers and streams; In areas prone to floods, flash floods, landslides, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan emphasized that the prevention of natural disasters should have radical measures based on the application of science and technology. forecast to minimize damage caused by natural disasters.

Le Kim Lien

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