Mozambican PM visits Steering Committee on incidents and disaster response

Tuesday, 2017-08-01 05:05:04
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Mozambican PM Carlos Agostinho do Rosario (third from left) and Sen. Lieut. Gen. Pham Ngoc Minh pose for a photo together.
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NDO/VNA – Mozambique’s Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario led a delegation to visit the National Steering Committee for response to incidents, natural disasters and search and rescues in Hanoi on July 31.

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He stated that Mozambique has long been impacted by natural disasters and climate change and expressed his hope that the Committee will share its experience and skills in adapting to natural disasters and mining incidents on the basis of friendship between the two nations.

Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army, and Vice Head of the Steering Committee, noted that the Government of Vietnam has paid due attention to responding to incidents, natural disasters and search and rescues.

Over the past 10 years, the Committee has warned more than 3.5 million vehicles, with nearly 18 million people on board, in regards to the progress of tropical low pressure systems and storms. Some 2.1 million people have been mobilized in the effort to respond to incidents, natural disasters, thus rescuing 34,000 people.

Minh commented that round-the-clock local resources have been deployed to tackle natural disasters.

During their stay, the delegation visited the Committee’s Vietnam Search and Rescue Coordination Centre.