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Da Nang provides natural disaster information via mobile phone

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In 2013, Da Nang has issued the approval on the project titled "Natural Disaster Early Warning via SMS and Telephone Operating System" which is expected to be funded VND 129.2 million by Vietnam - Save the Children. Accordingly, the project will develop SMS software to message natural disaster situation and operating directions of the City’s Steering Committee for Flood and Storm prevention and control – Search and rescue to the recipient's mobile phone. Flood and storm warning messages will be sent to the government at all levels and departments in the city.

The project’s objective is to provide updated information about weather conditions to deal with different types of natural disasters in Da Nang province for the purpose of reducing losses of life and property. At the same time, it also improves capacity of natural disaster warning management and application of science and technology and effectiveness of flood and storm prevention and control as well as search and rescue.