The central province of Thua Thien-Hue officially put into operation a natural disaster prevention centre on December 9.

The 3-storey centre was built with a non-refundable aid worth 8.5 billion VND (over 399,000 USD) from the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM).

It will be equipped with more communication equipment and devices worth 4.6 billion VND (nearly 216,000 USD), which are also funded by the USPACOM. The installation will be implemented from now to June, 2015.

The facility is expected to help strengthen the natural calamity adaptation capacity of the province, which is often hit by floods and storms.-VNA