Deputy PM urges more accurate, timely forecast to minimise damage from natural disasters

Diversifying communications methods to enhance public awareness of natural disaster prevention and control, and ensuring accurate and timely forecast are among solutions to minimise damage caused by natural disasters, Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang said while chairing a national conference on natural disaster prevention and control, search and rescue in 2024 held in Hanoi on May 10.

According to the National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, last year, the country suffered 1,964 natural disasters of all kinds, especially torrential rain, landslides, flashflood and flooding.

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