Việt Nam should be proactive in coping with natural disasters

As a country highly exposed to droughts, floods, and landslides, Việt Nam needs more active prevention instead of just a passive response. That was the message from a workshop held in Hà Nội yesterday Entitled “Natural Disaster Management for Sustainable Development”.

According to participants, the establishment of a geo-observer network in Việt Nam will be objective to the decision-making of local authorities. The involvement of local stakeholders during the data collection period makes the database more complete.

Analysis of climate change impact, consideration of increased risk and vulnerability as well as actions for capacity building, awareness-raising, and infrastructure works were all topics on the table.

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