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X-band radar operated to forecast rains in Hanoi

X-band radar operated to forecast rains in Hanoi The Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Technology Application under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration (VNMHA) on May 9 received and put into operation an X-band radar from a Japanese company serving early warning of heavy rains in Hanoi and surrounding areas.

The radar is installed at the Hoai Duc Agricultural Meteorological Station by  Japan’s Weathernews Inc.

Speaking at the event, VNMHA’s Deputy General Director Hoang Duc Cuong said both sides will build a specific plan to operate the radar, as well as seek resources to maintain its long-term operation.

Kusabiraki Chihito, CEO of Weathernews Inc. said the company uses big data and other advanced technologies in forecasting and analysis, which contributes to improving the accuracy of weather forecasting.

The company proposed a cooperation plan with the VNMHA on developing highly accurate three-hour advance forecasting for severe weather conditions. This would actively support disaster prevention and mitigation efforts, reduce risks and improve productivity for various socio-economic sectors.

On the occasion, Cuong presented the insignia “For the Cause of Natural Resources and Environment” for Kusabiraki./.


Vietnamese delegation active at 20th Shangri-La Dialogue

Vietnamese delegation active at 20th Shangri-La Dialogue

The Vietnamese delegation to the 20th Shangri-La Dialogue, led by Deputy Minister of Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien, attended plenary sessions, the official banquet and bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the event, which took place in Singapore from June 2-4.