The Japanese government has decided to export a disaster warning system to Indonesia, one of the countries hardest hit by natural disasters annually.

The system will collect data and images by meteorological satellites, water clocks and cameras that will be transmitted to residents via television, radio and mobile phones as fast as possible.

At the Japan – ASEAN summit last December, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a package of 3 billion USD in official development assistance for disaster control in the region.

The move is expected to improve the business climate and benefit Japanese investors in Southeast Asia as natural disasters often cost businesses dearly.

A wave of flooding in the Philippines in 2013 and an earthquake in Indonesia in 2004 left over 220,000 dead and damaged firms seriously.-VNA