Handing over the Disaster Preparedness Center and the Central Region Disaster Relief Warehouse

31/10/2023 - 05:10

On the morning of October 31, the handover ceremony of the Disaster Preparedness and Response Center in Central Vietnam under the Red Cross Vietnam took place in Da Nang City.

This is the largest warehouse in the country invested by the Vietnam Red Cross, which has the function of reserving relief supplies to timely support disaster and disaster areas in Central Vietnam and the Central Highlands. 

Ms. Tran Thi Hong An – Vice President of the Vietnam Red Cross, delivered speech

At the ceremony, Ms. Tran Thi Hong An – Vice President of the Vietnam Red Cross emphasized: “Vietnam is one of the five countries affected by natural disasters, so the disaster response was put on the top priority. Disaster Preparedness and Disaster Relief Center in the Central region was set up to meet the demand for stockpiles to timely help disaster affected areas in particular and the whole country in general. It is hoped that in the near future, the Center in the Central region as well as the whole country will further promote its role in preventing and responding to disasters, ready to provide assistance before and after the disaster, and at the same time, to operate the centers functions as organizing disaster prevention and response; and first aid training in localities and in the region “.

On receiving the instruction, Mr. Tran Si Pha – Acting Director of the Center affirmed that efforts will be made to complete the tasks and functions of the Center in exploiting the warehouse, training for disaster response and archiving. management of relief goods as well as the desire to receive the attention and direction of the Vietnam Red Cross; Da Nang Red Cross and relavant departments of VNRC, HQs and Da Nang city as well as working partners.

Representatives of units inspecting and handing fire fighting equipments
The Central Region Relief Warehouse was inaugurated in May 2017, with a total area of ​​over 6,000 m2, located on National Highway 1A between Red Bridge and Hoa Chau Commune, Hoa Vang District,  Da Nang city, with a total investment of 27 billion. In particular, the warehouse area occupies 2,400 m2 (1st Floor: 1400m2, 2nd floor: 1000 m2); currently using 900 m2 of the first floor to store relief goods of the Vietnam Red Cross.20181031_092642 (1)
Ms. Tran Thi Hong An – Vice President of the Vietnam Red Cross, participated in firefighting exercises (Newspaper and Radio)

Vietnam is one of the five countries most affected by natural disasters, so the response is on the top priority. The launch of the Disaster Response Center and the Central Region Relief Warehouse to meet the need to stockpile supplies to timely rescue disaster areas in the region in particular and the country in general. , contributing to the improvement of aid effectiveness and willingness to assist people in natural disasters.

The Disaster Prevention and Rescue Center in the Central Region has a total area of ​​over 6,000 m2 with a total investment of 37 billion VND from the state budget, used to store relief supplies of Vietnam Red Cross.

Phương Trang (CTV)

Translated by Nguyen Vinh Hoa

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