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Hà Nội ensures power supply during hot weather

Update: June, 14/2016 - 15:00
Hà Nội will not cut power during peak hours due to the ongoing hot weather. – VNA/VNS Photo Quang Quyết
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung has asked the Hà Nội Electricity Company not to cut power during the ongoing hot weather.

This is one of numerous measures requested by the Chairman to help local residents cope with the current hot weather, with temperatures forecast to rise to 38-39 degree Celsius during the day.

The electricity company was also required to set up a hotline to receive local citizens’ requests and complaints, and guarantee timely solutions to deal with issues relating to electricity. Officials were also asked to develop plans to supply power, particularly at water pumping stations and safe water production plants.

Further, Chung instructed the municipal Health Department to take measures to prevent outbreaks of summer diseases and increase health check-ups and medical treatments during hot weather, as well as step up inspections for food safety and hygiene.

The city’s construction department was requested to open a hotline to receive information relating to water supplies, and water production plants will review water supply systems and supplement pumping stations to ensure they provide enough water for local citizens during the ongoing hot weather.

He also asked agencies to take measures to prevent forest fires during the hot and dry weather, as well as the municipal transport department to work with Hà Nội traffic police to ensure traffic flows and prevent traffic accidents during the hot weather.

Prolonged hot weather over the past few days in Hà Nội has also had negative impacts on production, business and living conditions for local residents.

Forecasts by the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast Centre call for the city to continue experiencing high temperatures for the next 2 to 3 days.

The highest temperature during the daytime is expected to hover at 35 to 37 degrees Celsius. Some areas will experience temperatures of 38-39 degrees Celsius.Earlier this week, outdoor temperatures were recorded at 40 degrees Celsius at noon in some locations. — VNS

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