Implementation of the mission plan for disaster control, search and rescue (SAR) in localities in 2018, the inspection delegation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) led by Deputy Minister Le Cong Thanh has worked with 4 provinces including Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang, Yen Bai and Lao Cai in order to exchange and discuss the situation and happenings of natural disasters in localities over the past time, the plan to prevent and respond to natural disasters in the locality as well as the shortcomings, limitations and remedies.
VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 7 chaired the first session of the National Steering Committee on the Settlement of Post-war Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and Toxic Chemical Consequences (Committee 701).
The committee was formed in April 2018 on the foundation of the State Steering Committee for National Action Program on the Settlement of Toxic Chemical Consequences. PM Phuc is head of the committee. The committee has directed the investigation and mapping of landmine/ UXO contamination nationwide for the first period, identifying polluted areas at 19 localities.
On the morning of July 30, at the headquarters of the Laos Embassy in Hanoi, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran QuyKien, on behalf of the leaders, cadres, civil servants and employees of the Ministry encouraged and gave gifts to support Lao in overcoming consequences of hydroelectric dam collapse in Attapeu province. Mr. ViengxayDarasene, Counselor of Laos Embassy in Vietnam received Deputy Minister Tran QuyKien.
On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. Secretary of State, and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN met in Singapore for the Eleventh Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting.
The Ministers/Representatives of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam (hereafter referred to as the “Lower Mekong Countries”); the European Union, the Governments of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and the United States; and the World Bank (hereafter referred to as the “Development Partners”); and Mekong River Commission (MRC), collectively referred to as “the Participants,”
In the spirit of promoting continued cooperation to support inclusive and sustainable development among the Lower Mekong Countries;