On 30th and 31st of January 2018, at Implementation Unit for Capacity Development and ODA Water Resources Projects (MCDU) , Mr. Đỗ Khoa Danh, Director hosted a review meeting on the researching contents and progress to enhance the collaboration and inheritance of the research results as well as avoid overlapping when carrying out the work. The participants included international and domestic experts from Technical Support Unit (TSU); local representatives from Departments of Natural Resources and Environment, Planning and Investment, Construction, and Health; People's Committee of Phan Rang - Thap Cham City; Provincial Hydro-meteorology Forecasting Center, Extension Center, Branch of Irrigation, Branch of Drop Production and Plant Protection, Ninh Thuan Irrigation Management Limited Company and the consulting firms implementing the above-mentioned researches.
As reported by the consulting firms, most of the researches are being conducted with the enthusiastic support from the investor and the local province. However, the biggest challenge comes from the planned contract ends. The mentioned activities not being extended poses a challenge for the implementing firms/units, while the researches require collaboration from the locals and frequent consulting with experts and the concerned provincial departments/agencies. For this matter, the investor will help collaborate with the locals and the consultants to establish a detailed working plan with TSU experts and the Provincial People’s Committee.
For the two important researches of Hydraulic-hydrological modelling of Dinh river and Climate change scenario downscaling, which are in the phase of final report approval, after discussing, the delegates reached a plan to report the results according to the needs of the local province. It is very important to receive handover and operate the above researches.
The donor has been committed that signing of the contracts under this climate change project shall be finished before June 2018.