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ASEAN to enhance weather information

The 38th Meeting of the ASEAN Sub-Committee on Meteorology and Geophysics commences in Yangon. Photo:Transport
The 38th Meeting of the ASEAN Sub-Committee on Meteorology and Geophysics commences in Yangon. Photo:Transport

The 38th Meeting of the ASEAN Sub-Committee on Meteorology and Geophysics took place in Yangon yesterday, in order to support the requirements of ASEAN member countries in the field of meteorological and geophysical environmental issues.
The participants of the meeting will discuss and adopt the ‘Work Plan of SCMG from 2016 to 2025, to share the knowledge on Monitoring Network of the Tsunami Early Warning System in ASEAN, member countries to share technological information on Weather Radar Basic & Routine Maintenance and Real-Time Radar Rainfall Estimation & Forecasting, to be discussed on the possible technical cooperation between ASEAN countries and International Organizations.
The meeting will end on 31st August.
In her opening remarks, Director-General of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology Dr. Hrin Nei Thiam, said through this ASEAN meeting, stakeholders can receive technology and all other knowledge for weather forecasting and also for geophysics. She added that it is also quite beneficial to our country. Myanmar is conducting training and technology exchange programmes in cooperation with international organisations to enhance the capabilities of services in meteorology and geophysics.   ASEAN member countries and entities outside of ASEAN such as the World Meteorology Organization and the Japan, China and Korea meteorology agencies joined the meeting that will last until the end of the month.— Aung Thura

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