The Republic of Korea (RoK) will continue supporting and sharing experience with Vietnam in developing its hydrometeorology sector, a RoK expert said.

During his interview granted to the Vietnam New Agency, Director of the International Cooperation Division of the RoK’s Meteorological Administration Seong Ihncheol highlighted fruitful links between his agency and Vietnam’s National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting.

Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting in Phu Quoc island district, Kien Giang province

The two sides maintain annual meetings to review collaboration and set plans for their future hydrometeorological projects, he said, expressing his hope that more projects will be jointly conducted in the coming years.

The RoK has provided Vietnam with 4 million USD to help the country implement a project to modernise disaster warning systems, he revealed.

In recent years, the World Bank and international organisations, including those from the RoK, supported Vietnam in strengthening weather forecast systems and early warning systems for natural disasters under the project “Disaster management”.

Seong Ihncheol said he believes that there will be enormous opportunities for Vietnam to receive further support from the RoK in many fields in the future, including hydrometeorology.

Source: VNA