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Watch VO Laos will host the 5th Asean Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management, from October 17-19 in Luang Prabang
INTRO: The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare held a press conference in Vientiane on Monday to reveal details of the 5th Asean Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management, which will take place from October 17-19 in Luang Prabang
STORY: Speaking at the press conference, Director General of the ministry’s Social Welfare Department, Mr Prasong Vongkhamchanh, said, the meeting will emphasise the importance of public awareness, community participation, promoting partnerships and collaboration, and mainstreaming disaster management in the development process
According to him, the Asean ministers responsible for disaster management would review the Asean Humanitarian Assistance Centre’s services in Jakarta, Indonesia, to ensure it acted as the regional hub for disaster management, information and knowledge. (Insert)
Adding that, Floods occur every year somewhere in Asean member countries including in Laos and the nation is vulnerable to natural disasters as a result of poor infrastructure and low resilience, with the majority of people living in rural areas.
Mr Prasong said the sub-committees in charge of meeting preparations were ready and had completed all the planned content, economic, protocol and security arrangements according to ministry guidelines.
The 5th Asean Ministerial Meeting will adopt the Asean 2025 Vision on Disaster Management as a strategic policy document that will guide the region over the next 10 years in disaster management and emergency response.
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