Kon Tum (VNA) – Leaders of the Central Highlands Province of KonTum and Province of Attapeu of Laos have reached consensus on their coordination and the organization of rescue exercises during floods and landslides in common border areas.
At their March 2 meeting, Kon Tum People’s Committee Vice Chairman Nguyen Huu Thap and Attapeu Bunsot Sethilath Deputy Governor reviewed natural disasters and fire accidents in both provinces in 2021.
They agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the effective implementation of the protocol on rescue activities and management of the consequences of natural disasters concluded between the Ministries of National Defense of Vietnam and Laos in December 2021. .
They will take turns holding conferences at the provincial level every two years to assess their cooperation in rescue activities and design collaborative plans for the following years.
Meanwhile, the military high command of the two provinces has been instructed to hold annual meetings and set up a line of communication to inform each other of incidents, natural disastersforest fires in border areas and within each province.
A rehearsal on natural disaster rescue, prevention and control will be held every three years. This year, the rehearsal will take place in Bo Y commune of Ngoc Hoi district of Kon Tum.
They will coordinate closely with each other should support in rescue operations be requested.
Thap said that this year Kon Tum will also work with Attapeu to organize activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic relations and the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Cooperation Treaty. /.