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Vietnamese PM orders non-stop searching for missing Malaysian plane

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-03-10 02:58

HANOI - Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung orders its entire search and rescue team to work around the clock to search for the missing Malaysian airplane.

The statement was made by Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai at a conference held Sunday at the headquarters of the Vietnamese defense ministry in Vietnam's capital Hanoi to review search and rescue work and define direction for further missions.

Hai also said the government already approved the transport ministry to establish a frontier command post at Phu Quoc island district to direct the search and rescue work.

Vietnam has been well cooperating with other countries in the search and rescue operation. Vietnam has sent aircraft and marine police vessels among other vehicles to join the operation, said Hai, adding that the work in searching for the Malaysian airplane would increase Vietnam's capacity in emergency response.

The deputy prime minister also required Vietnam's transport ministry and defense ministry to work with Kien Giang province and Phu Quoc district to prepare for infrastructure for further steps.

Under the international aviation convention, if the airplane crashes in any country's territories, that country has to establish a committee to investigate the incident.

Vietnam is always ready to practice its highest responsibilities under the international aviation convention, Hai said.

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