The EADS Innovation Works of Singapore (EADS IW), a division of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company pledged to help Vietnam seek methods of biomass measurement and landslide forecast.

According to Associate Professor. Doc Doan Minh Chung, Director of the Space Technology Institute under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, the two sides will discuss possibilities for cooperation in this field in the near future.

As a member of the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD), Vietnam will receive fundings based on results of biomass measurement which also helps its member countries earn revenues from carbon credit sales.

In additiona, the two sides will hold a national contest to seek new storm early-warning technologies for fishermen. The activity is part of their efforts to raise Vietnamese young people’s awareness of these social issues./.