Vietnam to develop new environment monitoring network hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has approved a master plan for a network monitoring national natural resources and environment for 2016-2025 with a vision through 2030, with a view to building an observing system that meets Southeast Asian standards in the coming years.

The plan is expected to provide basic information related to land and water resources, sea and islands, hydrometeorology, environmental protection and socio-economic planning, serving State management in these fields.

It will support efforts to forecast, prevent and minimise losses caused by disasters and pollution, and respond to climate change.
The network will be based on the integration of various fields such as hydrometeorology, water resources, environment, sea and islands, remote sensing, satellite global positioning and geodynamic monitoring .

From 2016-2025, environment and natural resources monitoring stations will be upgraded and modernised while new facilities will be built with priority in areas that are vulnerable to natural calamities.

Under the plan, Vietnam will have 454 surface meteorological stations, 18 radiation stations, 34 stations for observing climate change, two global meteorological stations and 79 agricultural meteorological stations by 2030.

The number of independent rainfall and hydrology measuring posts will reach 4,304 and 640, respectively.-VNA