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ASEAN states join field disaster response drill in Ha Noi

Update: October, 24/2013 - 09:29
Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai, ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh, Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat attended the event, which was part of the ongoing 2013 ASEAN Disaster Emergency Response Simulation Exercise.— Photo Trọng Đức

HA NOI (VNS)  — Relevant forces from ten ASEAN member countries and observers from China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the US and UN bodies took part in a field disaster response simulation exercise in Ha Noi's Ba Vi mountain area yesterday.

Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai, ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh, Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat attended the event, which was part of the ongoing 2013 ASEAN Disaster Emergency Response Simulation Exercise.

The drill, co-organised by the Government of Viet Nam and the ASEAN Co-ordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management, aims to assess standard procedures for disaster emergency response activities, and enhance collective response in the region .

Participants will evaluate the implementation of procedures and mechanisms during the exercise today. — VNS

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