NResidents of Dong Hai district, Bac Lieu province move to safer places to prevent typhoon Tembin. (Photo: VNA)
Soc Trang​ (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on December 25 made a field trip to the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang to inspect preparedness for Typhoon Tembin, forecasted to hit Vietnam’s mainland in the evening the same day.

In Tran De district and Vinh Chau township, the Deputy PM visited a ship dock where 600 ships have been sheltering from the storm, along the Hau River as well as several safe places for people in Vinh Chau township.

Chairman of the Soc Trang provincial People’s Committee Tran Van Chuyen told the Deputy PM that the province has mobilised all sources to minimise losses for the locals, adding the evacuation work has been fulfilled on December 24, with 27,000 people displaced to schools and agencies’ headquarters with the sufficient supply of water, foods and medicines.

Deputy PM Dung also made a field trip to Bac Lieu province to inspect the Bac Lieu wind power project in Bac Lieu city, dyke system and evacuation plan and ship dock in Nha Mat ward, Bac Lieu city.

The same day, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, also head of the Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, led a working delegation to inspect preparedness for the storm in Khanh Hoi area, U Minh district, the southernmost province of Ca Mau.

According to the district’s report, by December 25 noon, over 800 fishing boats had sheltered in Khanh Hoi, Khanh Tien and Khanh Lam communes.

As of December 25 afternoon, the district evacuated more than 4,000 people from dangerous areas.

Cuong then worked with authorities of neighbouring Kien Giang province about its work to cope with Tembin, the 16th storm hitting the East Sea so far this year.-VNA