The Mekong Delta province of An Giang and the Disaster Management Committee (DMC) of Cambodia ’s Kandal province have jointly held a seminar on urgent cross-border cooperation in disaster control between the two neighbours.

“The An Giang-Kandal Urgent Cross-border Cooperation” is one of the five components of a programme on flood management and mitigation in the Mekong River , which began in June 2007.

The programme focuses on research and rescue work, information exchange on storm and flood forecasts, health care, as well as agricultural, seafood and veterinary cooperation.

The participants at the seminar agreed that the cooperation between the two provinces has been implemented under signed contents.

However, localities in An Giang province should provide more support for their Cambodian neighbours, especially in medical check-ups and treatment, mushroom growing and vaccination for livestock./.