Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong wants countrywide improvements in developing plans to respond to natural disasters.
The central city of Da Nang and Facebook on July 31 kicked off a partnership programme on enhancing disaster response and digital capacity, the first of its kind sealed between Facebook and a Vietnamese locality.
The 42nd Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS-42) is scheduled to take place in the capital city of Hanoi on August 19-24.
Armed forces of Vietnam and the United States need to continue effectively cooperating in disaster response, search and rescue, and humanitarian assistance to reinforce the bilateral defence ties, said Senior Lieutenant General Pham Ngoc Minh on June 19.
As many as 57,000 ethnic minority people in Vietnam’s north-western provinces of Lai Chau and Son La have been equipped with knowledge about natural disaster and catastrophe prevention, and gender equality under a project funded by several foreign agencies.
The Norwegian Red Cross (NRC) has provided more than US$7 million to help 21 localities nationwide cope with natural disasters and improve environmental hygiene over the past 21 years.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung asked local authorities and people to fully grasp disaster and incident situation to stay ready for response while chairing a meeting of the National Committee on Incident, Disaster Response and Search and Rescue in Hanoi on August 4.
Mozambique’s Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario led a delegation to visit the National Steering Committee for response to incidents, natural disasters and search and rescue in Hanoi on July 31.
A workshop was held on August 13 in central Quang Ngai province focusing on improving the performance of the provincial disaster response team (PDRT).
A disaster prevention and response centre funded by the Command of the US Navy officially went into operation on March 30 in central Quang Ngai province.
NGO ActionAid and Microsoft on November 12 launched a pilot project using mobilephones and Microsoft Data Gathering (MDG) tools for use in disaster response in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang.
Vietnam and the state of Oregon in the US will cooperate in disaster response, humanitarian aid, and search and rescue activities.