A meeting was held in Vinh city in the central province of Nghe An on March 23 to mark the World Meteorological Day (March 23, 1950) by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and city authorities.

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, Minister Nguyen Minh Quang stressed the need for the hydro-meteorological sector to address shortcomings, improve management effectiveness and efficiency, and boost development and climate change monitoring.

He also urged the sector to implement practical activities to raise awareness on developing a climate-friendly lifestyle, prevent natural calamities and mitigate their consequences, adapt to climate change, and foster science research and technology application.

Vietnam frequently experiences severe and unpredictable natural calamities, including flooding, drought, heavy rains, and landslides.

The sector has made significant improvements in recent years in expertise and skills as well as upgrading facilities providing more accurate weather forecasts and evaluating climate change effects.-VNA