Saturday, 15 August 2009

Vietnam joins Cambodia, Thailand to cope with oil spills

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Prime Minister has ratified a plan to implement a joint statement and a framework program between Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand on an oil spill response in the Gulf of Thailand for the 2009-2015 period.

The plan aims to build a better sea environment and resource management system, train human resources, and assess the risks involved in oil spill prevention, preparedness and response within Vietnam’s waters.

Under the plan, Vietnam will also work with Cambodia, Thailand, and related individuals and organizations to cope with and clean up oil spills in the Gulf of Thailand in addition to mitigating environmental pollution in conformity with the regulations defined in the joint statement and the framework program.

The plan will cover five missions relating to oil spill preparedness and response which will be jointly implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Transport, the National Committee for Search and Rescue and the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam).

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