Part of Red River (Photo: vovworld.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has recently approved a planning scheme for flood prevention and dyke systems along the Red and Thai Binh Rivers.

The two rivers encompass 15 cities and provinces – Hanoi, Hoa Binh, Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Thai Binh, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang and Thai Nguyen.

The scheme aims to help the localities take the initiative in preventing floods and storms, contributing to their socio-economic stability as well as national security and defence.

It will help relevant ministries, agencies and localities manage efforts against floods and storms, and outline investment plans for related projects until 2030 with a vision towards 2050.

Apart from forecasting the flood tide in these areas, the scheme also proposes anti-flood solutions, and how to effectively use river shores in line with the Dyke Law and relevant legal documents in service of national socio-economic development.

It defines prioritised items and estimates resources necessary for the realisation of the solutions.

During 2016-2030, efforts will be focused on planting administrative border markers at the dyke corridors, completing operational procedures of large reservoirs located at the upper parts of the rivers, upgrading dykes, afforestation plans, as well as infrastructure and equipment supporting the work.-VNA