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April 6th, 2011
Vietnam, France Share Experience in Geographic Information

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Vietnamese and French experts gathered in Hanoi on April 5 for a workshop on the development of geographic information system (GIS) in Vietnam. The workshop aimed to create conditions for French businesses to inquire into prospect for such development, particularly in the areas of housing, transport, agriculture, environmental management, risk prevention, crisis governance and topography. The application of geographic information is expected to help Vietnam in economic development, sustainable growth and prevention of environmental risks and natural disasters. Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Manh Hien said the GIS has been applied in Vietnam in agriculture-forestry planning, forest management, archives of geology, topographic and land survey, urban management. Read More