Water Resources Academy must become a leading unit in irrigation studies: NA Chairwoman

Tuesday, 2019-12-03 17:22:29
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan awards the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources with the Ho Chi Minh Order of Ho Chi Minh. (Photo: NDO/ Duy Linh)
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NDO - Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has asked the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (VAWR) to strive to become a leading unit in irrigation training and studies.

The NA Chairwoman made the request while addressing a ceremony held in Hanoi on December 3 to celebrate the VAWR’s 60th founding anniversary (1959 – 2019) and receive the Ho Chi Minh Order.

She spoke highly of the academy’s contributions to the development of the country’s irrigation sector as well as to the cause of agricultural and rural development in general over the last six decades.

She hailed that with their recognised qualification and experience, more than 1,000 scientists, researchers and staff members who are working at the academy have made practical and effective contributions to the national development.

She stressed that since irrigation plays a crucial part in Vietnam – a country which has a long tradition of agricultural practice, the Party and State have always paid due attention to the development of the irrigation sector and those who are working in the sector.

The top legislator urged the VAWR to focus its researches on effectively addressing climate change-related issues in Vietnam and provide scientific evidence for the making of irrigation and agricultural policies.

The academy must increase its forecasting and warning capacity and suggest proper technical and scientific solutions to help the country cope with impacts of climate change which are becoming more extreme and unpredictable while working to ensure the water security for sustainable economic development in the long term, she requested.

It is also necessary to develop cooperation with other research institutes of agriculture studies, enhance human resource training, and improve its facilities, she added.

At the ceremony, NA Chairwoman Ngan awarded the VAWR with the Ho Chi Minh Order. Second- and third-class Labour Orders were also presented to seven outstanding individuals of the academy on the occasion.