Vietnam International Water Week kicks off

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NDO – The Vietnam International Water Week (VACI 2018) opened in Hanoi on March 4, as part of the activities to mark World Water Day on March 22.

The event is one of the annual activities of the Vietnam Water Cooperation Initiative to provide opportunities for businesses to express their opinions and commitment to protecting water resources and the environment, towards the aim of building and maintaining sustainable economic development in the water resources sector.

The VACI 2018 is taking place from March 4 to 8, featuring the participation of 20 countries with a plenary session “Water and Sustainable Development Goals”; and 23 workshops with nearly 500 scientific papers focusing on a number of important issues related to water resources.

Under the framework of the event, an exhibition will be organised, displaying 70 posters and 20 booths on technology products in the field of water resources.

In addition, the event will also include two courses, "Application of satellite technology in water resources management" and "Monitoring and forecasting of water resources".

Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Quy Kien stressed that the Vietnamese government considers water as a strategic resource for sustainable national development. Ensuring the efficient use of water in order to meet the demand of sustainable socio-economic development and national defence is one of Vietnam’s main policies included in the Law on Water Resources, according to Deputy Minister Kien.