Meeting with Dutch expert on disaster prevention and control at Vietnam Academy for Water Resources
Create date: 08/16/18
On August 15th, 2018, at the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong - Vice Director of Vietnam Academy of Water Resources had a meeting with Prof. Dr. Matthijs Kok - Dutch expert on disaster prevention and control.

In the framework of cooperation on disaster prevention and control between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Government of the Netherlands, the Netherlands has sent a team of experts led by Prof. Dr. Matthijs Kok. This was his first trip to Vietnam and he would like through this trip to assess the needs of the Vietnamese side in order to find the possibility of cooperation between the two countries.

He said that the purpose of this meeting is to share information about prevention for river banks and coastal line erosion in the Mekong Delta and discuss the requirement for cooperation.

The meeting was organized online at the Vietnam Academy of Water Resources and Southern Institute of Water Resources Research.

In the meeting, the Department of Science, Technology and International Cooperation - General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control were represented for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The representatives of Vietnam Academy of Water Resources were from Southern Institute of Water Resources Research, Institute for Ecology and Works Protection, Center for Training and International Cooperation and the General Planning Board.

On behalf of Vietnam Academy of Water Resources, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong - Deputy Director of the Academy thanks to Prof. Dr. Matthijs Kok for his visit to the Academy. After that, he had a brief introduction about the organizational structure, functions and tasks and activities of the Academy and emphasized on disaster prevention and control.

At the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dinh Cong San - Southern Institute of Water Resources Research had a brief report on the situation of river and coastal bank erosion of the Mekong Delta. Then, representatives of the Institute for Ecology and Works Protection, the Center for Training and International Cooperation and the General Planning Board also discussed about cooperation orientation on ​​ river and coastal banks erosion control of the Mekong Delta with Prof. Dr. Matthijs Kok.

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