Israel, Mekong River Nations Cooperate in Water Resources Management

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Israel have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in water resources development and management.
September 11, 2021 | 15:04
Israel, Mekong River Nations Cooperate in Water Resources Management
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Israel signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in water resources development and management on Sept. 9. Photo: The World & Vietnam Report

The signing ceremony, held virtually on Sept. 9, saw the participation of CEO, Dr. An Pich Hatda who represented the MRC Secretariat, and Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam Nadav Eshcar.

According to the Embassy of Israel in Vietnam, the memorandum offers a cooperation framework in training, consultancy and exchange of professional knowledge, mainly in drought management.

The document will be active right after the signing.

Relations between the Mekong region and Israel have seen big strides over the past years. Israel has shared its experience and knowledge with foreign countries in different spheres, while working to seek necessary solutions to help the Mekong region deal with challenges.

Israel, Mekong River Nations Cooperate in Water Resources Management
Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam Nadav Eshcar (middle) at the signing ceremony. Photo: The World & Vietnam Report

In his remarks, Nadav Eshcar said global climate change, the construction of large dams and water overuse had depleted water resources, causing pollution and seriously impacting the Mekong River.

With its decades-long experince, Israel wants to contribute to efforts of the MRC and its member countries, helping them benefit from the river and preserve its resources for next generations, he said.

Israel is the world’s leading country in smart agriculture and water management, which has introduced many solutions to drought.

The Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation have shared its experience, knowledge and technologies with developing countries since 1957.

Israel, Mekong River Nations Cooperate in Water Resources Management
The signing ceremony was held virtually on Sept. 9. Photo: The World & Vietnam Report

The MRC is an intergovernmental organisation for regional dialogue and cooperation in the Lower Mekong River Basin. It was established in 1995 based on the Mekong Agreement between Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

The organisation serves as a regional platform for water diplomacy and a knowledge hub of water resources management for the sustainable development of the region.

It is set to promote and coordinate sustainable management and development of water and related resources for the countries’ mutual benefit and the people’s well-being.

In recent years, Mekong River nations have engaged in cooperation in the fields of water resources, ecological environment, disaster management and climate change response, with attention paid to preventing and handling the impact of droughts.

Nation outlines post-pandemic economic recovery in Mekong sub-region

Nation outlines post-pandemic economic recovery in Mekong sub-region

Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son underscored four key solutions to promoting post-pandemic economic recovery and development in the Mekong sub-region at the second virtual ...

Mekong Delta attractive for renewable energy investment

Mekong Delta attractive for renewable energy investment

The Mekong Delta has great advantages to develop the renewable energy sector, including wind, solar, biomass and gas thermal power, according to experts.

Vietnam suggests measures to realise urgent tasks of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation

Vietnam suggests measures to realise urgent tasks of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation

Vietnam has pointed out three urgent tasks of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation and proposed major measures to realise them.

Rosy Huong

Insider

Armenian Ambassador Vahram Kazhoyan: Tourism and Education Cooperation Being Most Favorable Friendship

Armenian Ambassador Vahram Kazhoyan: Tourism and Education Cooperation Being Most Favorable

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the National Day of the Republic of Armenia (September 21, 1991-September 21, 2021), in an interview with Vietnam Times, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Vietnam Vahram Kazhoyan said it was time for two countries to cooperate in tourism and education.
09:36 | 21/09/2021
Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (September 21): Lowest Number of Daily Infections In A Month National

Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (September 21): Lowest Number of Daily Infections In A Month

The country has to date logged 695,744 Covid-19 cases, ranking 47th out of 222 countries and territories worldwide in terms of infections per one million people.
09:17 | 21/09/2021
Australian Warships Visit Vietnam as Part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021 Friendship

Australian Warships Visit Vietnam as Part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021

Australian warships, amphibious assault ship HMAS Canberra, missile frigate HMAS Anzac and tanker HMAS Sirius, arrived in Vietnam as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021.
08:50 | 21/09/2021
Phiên bản di động