Meeting with the delegation of the World Bank

11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
On 29 Nov 2016, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Tung Phong, deputy director Vietnam Academy for Water Resources had a meeting with Mrs. Natalia Limones Rodriguez and Mr. Gustavo E. Diaz – Experts of water resource of the World Bank (WB).

The representatives from Centre for Training and International Cooperation, Institute for Water and Environment, Centre for Water Resources Software, and Planning Department also attended the meeting.


At the meeting, Ms. Natalia Limones Rodriguez had briefly introduced the basic content of the project "Technical Support for Ninh Thuan Water Sector", as well as the desired tasks of the World Bank during cooperation.

 The WB has identified the issue of water management in Ninh Thuan province, in particular the lack of hydrology information of the rivers system and irrigation system led to difficulties in the operation and management of irrigation systems in the context of drought and climate change conditions.

 The technical assistance team of the World Bank for Ninh Thuan province this time will enhance water monitoring systems, selection and design of hydrological monitoring stations systems. Which is expected to have 30-50 stations of discharge and water levels in rivers and irrigation systems, integrated measured information system by sensors will be transmitted directly to the server of  province, in order to  operate and manage water resources system of province; measurement of all data related to the amount of inflow and water consumption; financial and economic analysis of water use in the Ninh Thuan basin; set up an water systems analyze software in Ninh Thuan province.

  The results of this study not only support province to respond on drought issue, but also flooding problems. Therefore, the World Bank hopes to get the full basic data of both past and future to help provinces make the right decisions for the planning of water resources management as well as socio- economy development of the province.

The WB representatives proposed VAWR to provide researchers to work on design and hydrological system, information technology, water resources and agricultural- economics information analysis system.


On behalf of the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Tung Phong, deputy director introduce briefly on the organizational structure, functions, duties and the research fields of the Academy; The researches has been implementing in the province and discuss with the experts to meet the request of the delegation as well as wishes of the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources to achieve the highest efficiency of the project.


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