August 05, 2021
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Measures for preventing flood and typhoon damage taken

Date: 20/06/2021 | Source: Voice of Korea (EN) | Read original version at source

Measures are being taken in the DPRK to prevent the damage by flood and typhoon.  Officials and workers of the agricultural field put their efforts into improving rivers and streams and waterways and repairing pumping equipment.  All cities and counties in North Phyongan Province have taken measures to protect farmland from heavy rain, dredging drainage canals and irrigation waterways and reinforcing embankments.  Rivers and streams extending for hundreds of kilometres in different parts of the province have been dredged with their embankments properly reinforced. Spillways, intake gates and dams of reservoirs were overhauled and their vulnerable parts are repaired at the final stage.  Improvement of rivers and waterways is also brisk in South Hamgyong Province.  The Taedonggang flood-prevention guidance group has taken measures to protect the city, residential districts and farmland in the basin of the Taedong River.  The Ministry of Land and Maritime Transport has put efforts into overhauling and reinforcing floodgate-hoisting equipment and structures of different barrages and dams.  Officials of the State Hydro-Meteorological Administration are making efforts to put weather forecast on a more scientific basis.

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