At the event (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister’s decisions on establishing the Directorate for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the Water Resources Directorate were announced in Hanoi on August 16.

Under the decision, the two directorates are under the direct management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

The decision will take effect on August 18.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has appointed Nguyen Xuan Tinh as General Director of the Water Resources Directorate and Tran Quang Hoai as General Director of the Directorate for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

The two agencies will advise and assist the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in exercising State management of and organising law enforcement in the fields of irrigation; clean water supply for rural area; natural disaster prevention and control and dyke management.

The agencies will also organise the supply of public services in fields under their State management in line with the law.-VNA