A national-level meeting will be held in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau on March 21 as part of a programme recognising 2014 World Water Day.

Organised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Electricity of Vietnam, in conjunction with the provincial People’s Committee, the programme will include a scientific conference and a photo exhibition on water, energy and life, and an art performance.

Themed “Water and Energy”, this year's 2014 World Water Day aims to raise awareness of the close relationship between these two basic elements, and calls on people to find management measures to maintain economic growth and meet human needs through sustainable utilisation of water resources and the efficient and economical use of energy towards a green economy.

It will be also an opportunity for managers, businesses, scientists and the community to share initiatives and opinions to deal with issues related to water and energy.

Lai Chau is one of the localities in the riverhead of the Da River basin, which holds great potential to develop hydro-electricity.-VNA