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Vietnam and Japan develop landslide disaster to minimize damage

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Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha received Prof. Dr. Kyoji Sassa and Japan’s landslides research team from the University of Kyoto. At the meeting, the two sides exchanged and shared experience related to the prevention and mitigation of damage caused by the landslide disaster in the context of climate change.

In 2015, Japan proposed cooperative outline in the field of landslide towards land use planning and building an early warning system to mitigate landslide damage. The early warning systems are one of the components built in Landslides Scheme deployed by the Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources.

At the meeting, the Deputy Minister Tran Hong Ha proposed Japan to support the members of International Landslide Research Organization Vietnam to involve in landslide research collaboration in the region in order to share experiences in damage mitigation related to landslide. It is considered a growing trend in the context of climate change.