Intensifying the assurance of irrigation work safety during the rainy and flood season
Updated : Monday, May 07, 2018 3:42 PM (GMT+0700)

To ensure the safety of irrigation works,actively prevent, avoid and response to abnormal weather conditions andminimize damage caused by natural disasters, PPC Chairman has just directedsectors, localities and units to strengthen ensuring safety of irrigation worksin rainy and flood season in 2018 in the province.

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Accordingly,the directive requires heads of departments, agencies and units in theprovince, chairmen of the People's Committees of districts, towns and city todirect strict implementation of the Prime Minister's Directive on intensifyingthe natural disasters prevention and control - search and rescue in the periodof 2016-2020, the directive of the Ministry of Agriculture and RuralDevelopment on enhancing the safety of irrigation works in rainy and floodseason in 2018.

Consolidatingand strengthening the Steering Committee for natural disaster prevention andcontrol - search and rescue at all levels of sectors and localities to ensureeffective operation. Concentrating on directing and promoting propagation ofbasic knowledge on floods, storms prevention and natural disaster mitigation;organizing to implement the Law on Irrigation, the Law on Natural DisasterPrevention and Control and other guiding documents at all levels and sectors,especially at grassroots level of hamlets and quarters.

Chairmenof People's Committees of districts, towns and city direct all levels and unitsin the localities to organize review, evaluation and learning from experiencein assuring irrigation works safety in 2017 and making plans for 2018;assigning specific responsibilities of specialized management divisions andgrassroots authorities in performing the function of state management overirrigation work safety as decentralized.

Simultaneouslymaking plans on flood and storm prevention and control for key works anddownstream areas of water reservoirs under the principle of "Four onspot", ensuring timely response to natural disasters and incidents.Inspecting the provision of means and supplies in case of incidents in waterreservoirs, supplementing sufficient quantities and qualities to meetrequirements. Urging investors to speed up constructing works of flood and stormprevention and control; completing construction of anti-flood works and itemsbefore August 31st, 2018.

Units which manage, exploit and operatereservoirs strengthen their Steering Committee of disaster prevention andcontrol – search and rescue; assigning specific tasks to each member, takeresponsibility for managing and responding to incidents and ensuring safety ofirrigation works. Consolidating reservoir managers with sufficientqualification; strictly monitoring and inspecting dams before, during and afterrainy season, especially for clearing bushes, trees on the dam top andspillways, dredging the downstream water drainage ditches before rainy seasonin order to soon detect unsafe risks to the works and have measures to handlethem in time and avoid incidents, etc.

Source:Phu Yen Newspaper

Translatedby KHUONG THAO

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