September 20, 2017

ADPC, MHD discuss improvements to Myanmar meteorology systems

Participants pose for documentary photo at joint meeting. Photo: MNA
Participants pose for documentary photo at joint meeting. Photo: MNA

THE Thailand-based Asia Disaster Preparedness Centre and Myanmar’s Meteorology and Hydrology Department held a meeting yesterday, reviewing the work of the Myanmar weather bureau from 2012 to 2015.
During the meeting, officials of the two sides discussed MHD’s achievements in improving its human resources and equipment while conducting meteorology and disaster preparedness operations and earthquake monitoring with the assistance of the ADPC.
The meeting also discussed a plan for meteorology and earthquake monitoring in Myanmar up to December 2017.
“We sent our staff to trainings in Norway to catch up with advanced technology for meteorology with the assistance of the Norwegian government. Only when our weather forecasts are correct will warning systems be helpful to minimise losses caused by natural disasters,” said U Hla Tun, deputy director-general of the government’s weather bureau.

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