Vietnam responds to World Meteorological Day hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held a meeting in Hanoi on March 23 to mark World Meteorological Day (March 23, 1950). 

Themed “Climate Knowledge for Climate Action”, the United Nations day aims to call on all governments and civil organisations to share and apply meteorological knowledge to mitigate climate risks and foster sustainable development. 

During the meeting, Deputy Minister Chu Pham Ngoc Hien stressed increasingly severe and complex weather patterns in Vietnam in recent years, are making the weather become drier, hotter, and generating more storms and floods. 

He noted that in early 2016, while frost occurred in the north and central regions, drought and saline intrusion have been taken their toll in south and south central areas. 

The National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting expects natural calamities in Vietnam will become more complex and acute moving forward.-VNA