|Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development chairs the meeting to cope with typhoon MUN
During the meeting held in Hanoi on July 3, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, asked potentially affected provinces and cities to take drastic measures in order to cope with the possible scenarios that may arise from the impact of the typhoon.
Minister Cuong has requested that relevant ministries, agencies, and affected localities guide fishing vessels out of dangerous areas and maintain contact in order to be on hand to respond to any emergencies.
In addition to these measures, tourism ships have been urged to head inshore and anchor at seaports and wharves.
Cuong called for ensuring the safety of 1,640 tourists including four foreigners in Co To island in the northern Quang Ninh province whilst also keeping other tourists informed on the development of the typhoon.
He also requested that provinces and cities inspect their dyke system, especially in Thai Binh province in order to prevent flooding and emphasized the necessity of examining reservoirs and pumping station systems.
Residents on the mainland and in mountainous areas should stay updated on the movement of the typhoon and prepare for flooding, flashfloods, and landslides while rescue forces have been urged to stay alert and be prepared to immediately respond to possible emergencies.
|Colonel Tran Van Dinh of the Search and Rescue Department
Colonel Tran Van Dinh, head of the Search and Rescue Department of Border Guard High Command said that as of 6am on July 3, thousands of fishing vessels, cargo, and tourism ships operating between Quang Ninh and Quang Tri have been guided to safe shelters.
Of the areas that could be affected by the typhoon, Quang Ninh is expected to complete the evacuation of residents to safe shelters by 7pm on July 3 in addition to devising measures to prevent flooding occurring in urban areas.
Other provinces and cities including Hai Phong, Thai Binh, and Nam Dinh are also expected to instruct ships to anchor at wharves and seaports as well as taking measures to prevent flooding on July 3.