Vietnamese enterprises learn how to continue business activities in the post-disaster time from a symposium on Business Continuity Planning (BCP), which opened in Hanoi on May 8.

As a coastal country, Vietnam has suffered sizable economic damage caused by natural disasters and climate change, according to Nguyen Xuan Dieu, Deputy Director of the General Department of Irrigation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The symposium is a platform for the sharing of experiences in fighting disasters and mitigating disaster consequences, Dieu said.

Participants are to discuss policies to support the making of planning to maintain business operations and help disaster affected businesses continue their production.

The symposium, a joint initiative of Vietnam , Australia , Singapore and Taiwan ( China ), is held within the framework of APEC's Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG), aiming to promote APEC’s linkage 2013.

It is one of APEC’s important activities that Vietnam has hosted in 2013.-VNA