PM urges combined efforts in response to Typhoon Tembin
Monday, 2017-12-25 04:28:44
NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the provincial-level Party Committees and People’s Committees in the storm-affected zone to work closely with the relevant ministries, sectors and agencies, aiming to provide proactive and effective response to Typhoon Tembin and ensure the safety of human life and property.
The PM made the request at a video conference with relevant ministries, sectors, agencies and localities in Hanoi on December 24, regarding the response efforts to Typhoon Tembin, the 16th storm to hit Vietnam this year.
Addressing the conference, the Government leader praised the efforts made by ministries, sectors, localities and forces their active engagement in response to Typhoon Tembin, urging all localities and the people to closely follow information about the developments of the storm.
He requested the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) to keep a close eye on the progress of Typhoon Tembin and deliver timely notifications to localities and the people.
Especially, measures must be taken to evacuate the people from the storm-influenced areas to safe places, to minimise the possible damage on the rice and shrimp cultivation areas, and to ensure the safety of oil rigs and ships, PM Phuc stated.
He urged for the mobilisation of needed forces to stand ready for rescue missions before, during and after the storm, aiming to help the people in storm adaptation and recovery from consequences, whilst requesting the abolition of unnecessary meetings to focus on the direction and response work against the storm.
The leader asked the Ministry of Information and Communications to continue sending messages, in regards to Typhoon Tembin, to subscribers, in order to raise their vigilance, whilst asking for any measures to contact and call on boats still working at sea back to shore immediately. He also urged localities, sectors and forces to promote the sense of responsibility and devise specific post-storm recovery measures.
According to the NCHMF, Typhoon Tembin swept through Truong Sa and Huyen Tran Islands, part of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, at 10pm on December 24, with the strongest winds near the eye of the storm at 115-135kph, moving westward.
At 7am today, the storm centre was located at 8.2 degrees north latitude and 109.8 degrees east latitude, 320 kilometres to the east of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province’s Con Dao district. The strongest wind speed near the centre was recorded at approximately 90-115kph.
In the next 24 hours, the storm is being forecasted to move westward at a speed of 20-25kph. By 7am on December 26, the storm eye will be located at 8.5 degrees north latitude and 104.7 degrees east latitude, in the Southwestern region. The strongest wind speed near the centre will range between 60 and 90kph.
The location and projected path of Typhoon Tembin. (Photo: NCHMF)