APEC members share experience in emergency preparedness

An overview of the meeting (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have exchanged experience in emergency preparedness at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City. The 12th meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, from August 21-22, is part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). Addressing the opening ceremony, Tran Quang Hoai, head of the General Department for Natural Disasters Prevention ad Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said since the beginning of this year, the APEC region has faced abnormal natural disasters as well as global climate change challenges. Many types of natural disasters are posing threats to most of countries worldwide, he said, noting that such natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity, causing great losses and affecting production and business activities as well as public health. Therefore, it is a must to intensify information exchange and take more drastic actions in order to minimise the occurrence of natural disasters in the region, he said. The official noted that natural disasters kill 300 people and cause losses worth more than 1 billion USD each year in Vietnam, which has been listed as one of the countries worst affected by climate change. Many regions in Vietnam have faced serious riverbank and coastal landslides, and mountainous localities in the country have been hit by flooding, he said, stressing that natural disasters so far this year have…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Working groups and sub-committees of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will continue discussions on issues of their charge in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 as part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). A workshop in the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (Photo: VNA) There will be meetings of the Health Working Group, the Emergency Preparedness Group, the Investment Experts’ Group and the Market Access Group.  Besides, officials from APEC member countries will talk matters regarding the automotive and chemical sectors, customs procedures, standards and conformance, life sciences innovation, anti-corruption, electronic commerce, and illegal logging.  The SOM 3 and related meetings brought together around 2,600 delegates from 21 APEC member economies. Slated to last until the end of the month, the event features 75 meetings, seminars, and dialogues involving four committees and dozens of working groups of the APEC. In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, apart from meetings on policy partnership on food security, ocean and fisheries, the Food Security Week will feature an exhibition on agriculture and advanced agro-production technologies on August 21. APEC is the Asia Pacific region’s premier economic forum. The primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region. It aims to build a dynamic, sustainable and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, and facilitating a favorable and sustainable business environment. APEC initiatives turn policy goals into…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have exchanged experience in emergency preparedness at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City. The 12th meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, from August 21-22, is part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). Addressing the opening ceremony, Tran Quang Hoai, head of the General Department for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said since the beginning of this year, the APEC region has faced abnormal natural disasters, as well as challenges due to global climate change. Many types of natural disasters are posing threats to most countries worldwide, he said, noting that such natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity, causing great losses and affecting production and business activities as well as public health. Therefore, it is necessary to intensify information exchange and take more drastic actions in order to minimise the occurrence of natural disasters within the region, he said. The official noted that natural disasters kill 300 people and cause losses worth more than US$1 billion each year in Vietnam, which has been listed as one of the countries worst affected by climate change. Many regions in Vietnam have faced serious riverbank and coastal landslides, and mountainous localities in the country have been hit by flooding, he said, stressing that natural disasters have left 100 people dead so far this year. Hoai called on the APEC economies to review regulations, work together to build a…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have exchanged experience in emergency preparedness at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City. The 12th meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, from August 21-22, is part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). Addressing the opening ceremony, Tran Quang Hoai, head of the General Department for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said since the beginning of this year, the APEC region has faced abnormal natural disasters, as well as challenges due to global climate change. Many types of natural disasters are posing threats to most countries worldwide, he said, noting that such natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity, causing great losses and affecting production and business activities as well as public health. Therefore, it is necessary to intensify information exchange and take more drastic actions in order to minimise the occurrence of natural disasters within the region, he said. The official noted that natural disasters kill 300 people and cause losses worth more than US$1 billion each year in Vietnam, which has been listed as one of the countries worst affected by climate change. Many regions in Vietnam have faced serious riverbank and coastal landslides, and mountainous localities in the country have been hit by flooding, he said, stressing that natural disasters have left 100 people dead so far this year. Hoai called on the APEC economies to review regulations, work together to build a…... [read more]

The 12th meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, from August 21-22, is part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). Addressing the opening ceremony, Tran Quang Hoai, head of the General Department for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said since the beginning of this year, the APEC region has faced abnormal natural disasters as well as global climate change challenges. An overview of the meeting  Many types of natural disasters are posing threats to most of countries worldwide, he said, noting that such natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity, causing great losses and affecting production and business activities as well as public health. Therefore, it is a must to intensify information exchange and take more drastic actions in order to minimize the occurrence of natural disasters in the region, he said. The official noted that natural disasters kill 300 people and cause losses worth more than 1 billion USD each year in Vietnam, which has been listed as one of the countries worst affected by climate change. Many regions in Vietnam have faced serious riverbank and coastal landslides, and mountainous localities in the country have been hit by flooding, he said, stressing that natural disasters so far this year have left 100 people dead.  Hoai called on the APEC economies to review regulations, work together to build a common mechanism and reach consensus on emergency…... [read more]

The 12th meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, from August 21-22, is part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). Addressing the opening ceremony, Tran Quang Hoai, head of the General Department for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said since the beginning of this year, the APEC region has faced abnormal natural disasters as well as global climate change challenges. An overview of the meeting  Many types of natural disasters are posing threats to most of countries worldwide, he said, noting that such natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity, causing great losses and affecting production and business activities as well as public health. Therefore, it is a must to intensify information exchange and take more drastic actions in order to minimize the occurrence of natural disasters in the region, he said. The official noted that natural disasters kill 300 people and cause losses worth more than 1 billion USD each year in Vietnam, which has been listed as one of the countries worst affected by climate change. Many regions in Vietnam have faced serious riverbank and coastal landslides, and mountainous localities in the country have been hit by flooding, he said, stressing that natural disasters so far this year have left 100 people dead.  Hoai called on the APEC economies to review regulations, work together to build a common mechanism and reach consensus on emergency…... [read more]

HCM City, August 21 (VNA) – Working groups and sub-committees of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will continue discussions on issues of their charge in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 as part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3).  There will be meetings of the Health Working Group, the Emergency Preparedness Group, the Investment Experts’ Group and the Market Access Group.  Besides, officials from APEC member countries will talk matters regarding the automotive and chemical sectors, customs procedures, standards and conformance, life sciences innovation, anti-corruption, electronic commerce, and illegal logging.  The SOM 3 and related meetings brought together around 2,600 delegates from 21 APEC member economies.  Slated to last until the end of the month, the event features 75 meetings, seminars, and dialogues involving four committees and dozens of working groups of the APEC.  In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, apart from meetings on policy partnership on food security, ocean and fisheries, the Food Security Week will feature an exhibition on agriculture and advanced agro-production technologies on August 21.  APEC is the Asia Pacific region’s premier economic forum. The primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region.  It aims to build a dynamic, sustainable and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, and facilitating a favorable and sustainable business environment. APEC initiatives turn policy goals into…... [read more]

There will be meetings of the Health Working Group, the Emergency Preparedness Group, the Investment Experts’ Group and the Market Access Group. Besides, officials from APEC member countries will talk matters regarding the automotive and chemical sectors, customs procedures, standards and conformance, life sciences innovation, anti-corruption, electronic commerce, and illegal logging.  At the event The SOM 3 and related meetings brought together around 2,600 delegates from 21 APEC member economies. Slated to last until the end of the month, the event features 75 meetings, seminars, and dialogues involving four committees and dozens of working groups of the APEC. In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, apart from meetings on policy partnership on food security, ocean and fisheries, the Food Security Week will feature an exhibition on agriculture and advanced agro-production technologies on August 21. APEC is the Asia Pacific region’s premier economic forum. The primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region. It aims to build a dynamic, sustainable and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, and facilitating a favorable and sustainable business environment. APEC initiatives turn policy goals into concrete results and agreements into tangible benefits. Source: VNA... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Working groups and sub-committees of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will continue discussions on issues of their charge in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 as part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). There will be meetings of the Health Working Group, the Emergency Preparedness Group, the Investment Experts’ Group and the Market Access Group. Officials from APEC member countries will talk on matters regarding the automotive and chemical sectors, customs procedures, standards and conformance, life sciences innovation, anti-corruption, electronic commerce, and illegal logging. The SOM 3 and related meetings brought together around 2,600 delegates from 21 APEC member economies. Scheduled to last until the end of the month, the event features 75 meetings, seminars, and dialogues involving four committees and dozens of working groups of the APEC. In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, apart from meetings concerning policy partnership on food security, ocean and fisheries, the Food Security Week will feature an exhibition on agriculture and advanced agro-production technologies on August 21. APEC is the Asia Pacific region’s premier economic forum. The primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region. It aims to build a dynamic, sustainable and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, and facilitating a favorable and sustainable business environment. APEC initiatives turn policy goals into concrete results and agreements into tangible benefits.... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Working groups and sub-committees of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will continue discussions on issues of their charge in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 as part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). There will be meetings of the Health Working Group, the Emergency Preparedness Group, the Investment Experts’ Group and the Market Access Group. Officials from APEC member countries will talk on matters regarding the automotive and chemical sectors, customs procedures, standards and conformance, life sciences innovation, anti-corruption, electronic commerce, and illegal logging. The SOM 3 and related meetings brought together around 2,600 delegates from 21 APEC member economies. Scheduled to last until the end of the month, the event features 75 meetings, seminars, and dialogues involving four committees and dozens of working groups of the APEC. In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, apart from meetings concerning policy partnership on food security, ocean and fisheries, the Food Security Week will feature an exhibition on agriculture and advanced agro-production technologies on August 21. APEC is the Asia Pacific region’s premier economic forum. The primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region. It aims to build a dynamic, sustainable and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, and facilitating a favorable and sustainable business environment. APEC initiatives turn policy goals into concrete results and agreements into tangible benefits.... [read more]




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