Vietnam helps regional countries prevent natural disasters hinh anh 1Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The National Hydro-Meteorological Service (HMS) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has played a central role in supporting Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and the Philippines in applying early risk warning systems, heard a workshop in Hanoi on March 19.

According to HMS Deputy Director Tran Hong Thai, his agency has provided quality instructions for possible extreme weather events for these countries, helping them produce more accurate and timely weather forecasts and give early warnings of natural disasters.

With its active contributions to the disaster prevention in the region, Vietnam has made remarkable achievements in improving capacity and sharing experience and knowledge with regional nations.

The country has also helped promote connectivity among member countries of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) for sustainable economic development in the region, Thai said.

He emphasised the need for the service to promote international cooperation in preventing and mitigating natural disasters.

Participants to the workshop focused their discussion on how to improve the ability of hydro-meteorological agencies in forecasting and warning; forecasting process, scenarios that are likely to occur and the worst scenarios; analysis of forecasts; among others.

After the workshop, which ends on March 23, the HMS will coordinate with the WMO in holding a training workshop weather forecast between March 26-30.-VNA