International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 13th October: efforts of Vietnam in disaster prevention and control


The awareness of the whole society about disaster reduction in Vietnam has shifted from passive response to proactive prevention. The following infographic shows the achievements of the country in disaster risks reduction:

Source of infographic: Vietnam News Agency at

1. Infrastructure for disaster prevention and control
– ca. 26,000 km of dike and bank against flood and saline prevention
– over 5,200 km of river dike
– ca. 3,000 km of sea dike
– over 6,750 irrigation reservoirs with total capacity of 14.5 billion cubic meters
– 110 large irrigation systems, serving for more than 2,000 hectares
– 60/63 provinces and cities established disaster prevention and control fund with total fundings of over 4,000 billion VNĐ

2. Application of science & technology in disaster prevention and control
– over 30,000 automatic real-time observation locations displayed on equipment for monitoring of disaster and operation of disaster reduction
– highly accurate disaster forecasting and warning:
+ warning five days ahead for storm and three days for tropical depression
+ warning two to three days ahead for extreme cold and hot temperatures with confidence level of 70% – 90%
+ forecasting, warning two to three days for heavy rain ahead with confidence level of 75%
+ warning one to two days ahead for fluvial floods in the Central and Central Highlands, three to five days ahead for the North and South with confidence level of 70% – 80%

Sources & further information: “Việt Nam nỗ lực trong phòng, chống thiên tai” at and, accessed on 14 October 2021.