August 20, 2022
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Unified planning, commanding intensified to prevent flood damage

Date: 28/06/2022 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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As the rainy season set in, every unit is taking measures to prevent damage from floods in the DPRK.

According to the State Hydro-Meteorological Administration, this year’s rainy season is beginning in late June and it is forecasted that most parts of the country would receive heavy rains from the beginning of the season.

Given the circumstances, the Taedong River flood commanding team is concentrating efforts on preventing submergence of residential areas, public buildings and farmlands in the Taedong basin due to torrential rains and floods.

The team analyzes in detail the hydro-meteorological data received through the integrated flood commanding system in real time and, on that basis, controls the water levels of reservoirs in a scientific way.

It is scrupulously organizing the work for preventing material losses by natural disasters, including the moving of vessels and various other facilities to places of safety in collaboration with relevant units.

The Ministry of Land and Maritime Transport checked the conditions of sluice gate hoists and structures of different floodgates and dams and made sure that they can let out water at any time. The West Sea Barrage Company and the Mirim, Ponghwa and several other barrage stations are carefully inspecting and repairing their structures and equipment.

The Ministry of Electric Power Industry ensures that electricity needed for the operation of sluices at barrages and reservoirs is supplied without interruption in any conditions or circumstances, while the State Hydro-Meteorological Administration analyzes and assesses hydro-meteorological data accurately and ensures that observation stations in different areas measure the rainfall and the water level at reservoirs on a scientific basis and report them in time.

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