Improving Disaster Response: United States and Ninh Thuan Inaugurate Disaster Management Center
On March 1, Susan Sutton (sixth from right), deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, presented the Ninh Thuan Province disaster management coordination center to the people of Vietnam during a ceremony. The Alaska District managed the construction of the two-story facility, which is one of 11 similar projects completed along Vietnam’s coastal provinces that are hit by cyclone and flooding events. In addition to the building, a communications system will also support efforts to prevent and minimize loss of life and property during emergencies. The total cost of the building is about $693,400 and required 11 months to complete.

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