Vietnam shares data on multi-hazard warning system at regional meeting

Thursday, 2021-09-30 06:38:20
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An overview of the meeting in Vietnam (Photo: vnmha.gov.vn)
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NDO/VNA - General Director of the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration Tran Hong Thai, who is Vice President of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)’s Regional Association II (Asia), chaired a virtual technical meeting on infrastructure during the 17th session of the Regional Association II (Asia) - Phase 2 on September 28-29.

International and regional experts and scientists discussed issues related to the development of websites serving the community in terms of information and data, the overview of the WMO’s service activities, common alerting protocol, multi-hazard warning system, and multi-hazard early warning consulting system.

The WMO, formally designated as a specialised agency of the United Nations in 1951, has 193 member states and territories.

The 35-member Region II covers a vast expanse of the Indian Ocean and part of the Pacific Ocean. It is home to a large and diverse range of ecosystems, including deserts, forests, rivers, lakes and seas. Vietnam has to date held the membership to the regional association for over four decades.

Since 2010, Vietnam's hydro-meteorological sector has continuously expanded international cooperation, significantly contributing to increasing technical and financial capacity, information exchange and staff training, and safeguarding national sovereignty.