Over 70 scientists and policymakers from Asian and African countries
discussed ways to cope with climate change, ensure regional food
security and natural resource management at a seminar in Ho Chi Minh
City on September 21.
The four-day event is being jointly organised by the United
Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), the HCM City University
of Technology, and the Vietnam National University – HCM City.
Vu Dinh Thanh, Rector of HCM City University of Technology said that
the event aims to seek measures to improve human living environments in
relation to areas such as protection of water resources, climate,
environment, and erosion, in Asian and African countries.
At the event, the Vietnamese delegates reported on erosion of the
coastline and river banks, environment depletion and problems in the
According to an UNCRD representative,
as one of the countries most seriously threatened by climate change,
Vietnam’s role and environmental issues will continue to be put on the
agenda of future seminars, adding that Vietnam will also receive
technical and financial assistance to cope with climate change in the
As part of the event, a two-day fact-finding tour to the Mekong Delta will also be organised./.