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Authorities to ensure people's safety in rainy season

Update: October, 12/2015 - 12:27
A new suspension bridge in Minh Hoa District. — Photo nld.com.vn

QUANG BINH — Authorities in this central province are working actively to enhance the safety of reservoirs, dams and bridges during the rainy and flooding season.

The provincial People's Committee has disbursed VND23 billion (US$1.02 million) to strengthen weak spots on the walls of reservoirs and dams used for irrigation work and by hydropower plants.

A joint force of personnel from the agencies of flood and storm prevention, disaster rescue and transport sectors has been set up for monitoring the safety of all reservoirs, dams and bridges in the locality.

Nguyen Ngoc Phung, director of the local department of irrigation and disaster prevention, said his agency has deployed more staff for irrigation work and closer monitoring during the rainy season.

The local department of transport has announced the completion of 10 suspension bridges spanning streams and canals in remote areas.

Eight of these bridges were put into use earlier this month, including those built over difficult terrain in the mountainous districts of Tuyen Hoa and Minh Hoa.

The department's Director Le Quoc Cuong said the bridges would help reduce fatal accidents of people crossing rivers and canals in the flooding season. — VNS

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