A training course is being held from December 4-6 in Thanh Hoa city for over 150 cadres from the provinces of Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh to sharpen their skills to respond to natural disasters and cope with marine environmental incidents.

During the event, experts highlighted the causes and impacts of sea and island environmental setbacks on socio-economic development and ecological climate in marine areas.

They also talked oil spills and measures to cope with them to ensure a healthy sea and island environment.

Pham Van Son, Director of SOS Environment Company under the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment, said with experience in dealing with 41 oil spills in Vietnam, his company is ready to cooperate with provinces in working out plans to cope with the issue in an effective manner and with the lowest cost.-VNA