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Large investment for hydrometeorology system

In Uncategorized on July 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Large investment for hydrometeorology system

QĐND – Friday, July 02, 2010, 21:55 (GMT+7)

The Prime Minister has approved a 1.3 trillion VND (73.2 million USD) project to modernise the hydrometeorology observation network and forecasting system for the 2010-2012 period.

The project comprises five small projects, including a 342 billion VND plan to install 127 automatic meteorological stations in the north as well as rainfall measurement equipment at 25 gauging stations in the Red River and 412 others nationwide.

Another sub-project will install four weather radar and two radiosonde stations at a cost of 292 billion VND and a third project will equip meteorological stations with modern data transmission machines and database with an estimated budget of 294 billion VND.

The fourth project, to cost 151.8 billion VND, aims to modernise the hydrometeorology forecasting system and the last will build a coordinating centre for the sector at a cost of 262 billion VND.

Earlier, the Japanese Government has pledged to help Vietnam improve the rain and flood forecast and warning system in the northern region with a programme worth 2 billion JPY (22 million USD).

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

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