City residents to receive SMS warnings
HCM CITY — The HCM City People's Committee has requested local telecommunications companies to set up a switchboard that will relay earthquakes and tsunami warnings to the city's mobile phone subscribers.
The HCM City Television Station and the Radio Voice of HCM City's People station are also asked to stop regular programmes to broadcast the warnings as soon as they receive the information from the municipal Storm and Flood Control Committee.
The City's rundown buildings will also be inspected by the Department of Construction. The requests are part of a plan to better prepare for earthquakes and tsunamis that may threaten the city.