Hanoi accelerates construction of flood warning system hinh anh 1A street in Hanoi is flooded with rainwater (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The construction of a real-time flood warning system in Hanoi will quicken as technical cooperation between the National Hydro-Meteorological Service (NHMS) and the Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI) progresses.

Nguyen Kien Dung, Director of the Application Centre under the NHMS, said that through technical support from the DHI, data on terrain, river and drainage systems for eight inner-city districts has been collected and a high-resolution map of flood risks in eight districts was created.

The DHI contributed to the establishment of the stable operation of real-time flood observation systems through five water-level observation stations in the lower reach of the Kim Nguu River, the building and piloting of early warning technology for the Kim Nguu River, and the training of NHMS employees.-VNA