Vietnam responds to World Meteorological Day 2019

Saturday, 2019-03-23 17:17:56
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Phu Lien meteorological station is recognised as a centennial observation station in the world
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NDO/VNA – A ceremony in response to the World Meteorological Day 2019 was held in the northern port city of Hai Phong on March 23, calling for actions to protect human lives and assets in the context of increasing extreme weather phenomena.

At the event, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Cong Thanh said that this year’s event, themed “Celebrating the Sun, Earth and Weather”, highlights the irreplaceable role of meteorological agencies in observing the solar system and providing weather forecasts, as well as information on climate change.

Thanh urged the competent organisations to join hands in weather forecasting work in order to prevent and mitigate the damage caused by natural disasters.

A discussion on the theme of “Sun, Earth and Weather- Our actions” was held in the framework of the ceremony, with a view to affirming the significance of the meteorological activities in the socio-economic development while pointing out challenges and orientation for the sector.

Also on the occasion, a ceremony was held to recognise Phu Lien meteorological station as a centennial observation station in the world. The station was set up on September 16, 1902.

Last year, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) listed Phu Lien meteorological station among the world’s centennial observatory stations as it fit a number of criteria such as being at least 100 years old, providing continuous data for 100 years or more and operating in line with the WMO’s standards, among others.