Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai requested the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Hanoi People’s Committee to speed up projects to clean up and improve the Day, Tich and Nhue Rivers in the city.

Hai called on the ministry and the city to prioritise these projects so as to proactively address the impacts of climate change, such as unusual weather patterns, heavy rainfall and flooding.

They were also urged to work with the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Finance to resolve budget problems and submit proposals to the Prime Minister.

Hai stressed the necessity of hastening construction of the Yen Nghia Pumping Station and flood prevention and embankment improvement plans along the Day River.

He also urged the MARD to ensure adequate water supply for production and daily life of residents along the lower section of the Tich River as well as propose a solution to cope with the declining water levels of the Red River in the dry season.

Meanwhile, the Hanoi People Committee was asked to prepare for heavy rain and flooding in the city and especially in the central area during the upcoming monsoon season.-VNA