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World Bank suggests drought response measures

Update: March, 16/2016 - 15:19
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HÀ NỘI — At a workshop yesterday in Hà Nội, a representative from the World Bank (WB) said Việt Nam should have a comprehensive and strategic assessment of the problem.

It should fine-tune plans on using water resources.

While a majority of participants in the workshop suggested modernising irrigation canals to mitigate drought impacts, a representative of the Asian Development Bank said Việt Nam should develop pipe systems to concurrently irrigate crops and provide water for daily use while saving water.

UN Resident Coordinator in Việt Nam Pratibha Mehta asked the Southeast Asian country to raise its people’s resilience to disaster risks.

It should comprehensively and swiftly evaluate the scale and seriousness of the issue so as to take appropriate responses.

The nation should also prioritise the settlement of urgent matters to have proper actions, she added. — VNS


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