Flood and landslides warning capabilities must be improved: forecasting official

Việt Nam, situated in a tropical monsoon climate region, is prone to extended periods of heavy rainfall, diverse topography, and a dense network of rivers and streams, which collectively elevate the risk of flooding and landslides.

Hoàng Văn Đại, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, says preventive measures should take precedence over reactive approaches, as investment in preparedness proves to be much more effective than addressing the aftermath of these disasters.

In the long term, the meteorological department will adhere to the government’s decision which approves the project “Early Warning for Landslides and Floods in Mountainous and Midland Areas of 37 Provinces and Centrally Run Cities from 2023 to 2030.”

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