President praises natural disaster prevention and rescue forces

Monday, 2018-05-14 12:11:08
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Armed forces help farmers in Ha Lan commune, Bim Son town (Thanh Hoa province) to harvest flooded rice.
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NDO – President Tran Dai Quang warmly praised the prevention and rescue forces who have embraced hardships and made every effort in natural calamity prevention and control over the past year.

He also sent his best wishes to all fellow soldiers and those working in the natural disaster rescue forces, as well as the Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, in his letter on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of Vietnam’s Natural Disaster Prevention and Control Day (May 22, 1946 – 2018).

He recalled that, over the past year, natural disasters occurred continuously which posed significant impacts on localities. Heavy rain poured on a large scale and serious floods and landslides were observed in the mountainous provinces, together with storms and tropical depressions over the East Sea, leading to many losses of life and property.

The President noted with pleasure that, thanks to the drastic directions and prompt actions of sectors, departments, rescue forces, and armed forces, as well as the positive participation of people from all walks of life, the damage caused by natural disasters has been minimised.

He also warned that the natural disaster situation will get more complicated due to the impact of global climate change, posing great challenges for the country in the future.

Therefore, he asked the Party committees at all levels, as well as the local authorities, agencies, organisations, armed forces and entire people to raise a higher sense of responsibility, solidarity and consensus in accordance with the “four-on-the-spot” principle; improve people’s preparedness and readiness to reduce loss of life and property, in order to build a society resilient to natural disasters and facilitate the country’s sustainable development.