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Contact 112 for emergency help

Update: February, 04/2016 - 11:54
A fishing boat and a fisherman being rescued. The PM has approved an emergency rescue communication project, adding 112 as a nationwide crisis helpline number. — VNA/VNS Photo Quoc Viet

HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved an emergency rescue communication project, adding 112 as a nationwide crisis helpline number.

The project aims to build a communication model for emergency assistance during search and rescue missions that follow general international rules and Vietnamese laws as well.

It is expected to strengthen the effectiveness of rescue work, reduce the loss of human lives and damage to private and public property.

The project will also build emergency information and communication systems that are based on telecommunication networks available in 63 provinces.

A national centre for controlling all rescue work in the country will be set up.

The new number will be connected to available numbers so that the authorities can quickly receive and access information. — VNS

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