Quang Ngai seeks to improve provincial disaster response team hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
A workshop was held on August 13 in central Quang Ngai province focusing on improving the performance of the provincial disaster response team (PDRT).

During the event, co-organised by the Vietnam Red Cross and the provincial People’s Committee, participants were briefed on new disaster prevention and response approaches and the combined approaches devised by the Government and social organisations.

They also discussed ways to build capacity of the PDRT, ensure team sustainability and strengthen cooperation among stakeholders.

Many participants suggested local authorities closely cooperate with on-site resources to improve PDRT performance. They also called for incentives for the team and involved staff’s operations and during natural disasters and incidents .

The PDRT is the result of a project to enhance the disaster management capacity of the Vietnam Red Cross, government stakeholders and the community, funded by the Red Cross of Spain and the Netherlands.

The project has been carried out in the central provinces of Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Quang Ngai, all of which are prone to natural disasters.-VNA