The National Hydro-Meteorology Centre will fortify its collaboration with foreign organisations and countries such as Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Italy and the US to deploy technological potential in forecasting and monitoring hydrological meteorology.

The centre has actively joined international cooperation activities, especially in forecasting natural disasters in the Southeast Asian region and operating the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) website.

It is implementing numerous projects funded through foreign aid and loans in strengthening weather forecast systems and early warning systems for natural disasters, as well as the Swiss funded Capacity Building and Twinning for Climate Observing System (CATCOS) project.

Meanwhile, the centre has proposed modernising the early warning system in the Northeast region to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources through assistance from the RoK, as well as fortifying the second phase of flood forecasting system in Vietnam using by the Italian government’s loans.

A number of projects were also submitted for the ministry’s approval to build the efficacy of the country’s hydrological meteorology initiatives.-VNA