Taiwan partnership enhances MECDM capacity and capability in early warning

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BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE

ON behalf of the Minister and PS, we want to say thank you for this cooperation and we believe that there are lots of things that we will continue to work with each other to help our people in terms of being resilient to climate change.

The above statement was made by Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) Under Secretary Technical, Mr Chanel Iroi who was speaking at an occasion hosted by the Taiwanese embassy on July 18th at the Iron Bottom Sound Hotel’s Dynasty restaurant.

He expressed that the partnership between Taiwan and Solomon Islands in the area of meteorology is the result of Taiwan’s assistance when the country experienced the 2007 Gizo tsunami.

Mr Iroi then emphasized that the recent signing of the MOU on Meteorology Cooperation which Taiwan and Solomon Islands signed in April 2017 is part of this cooperation.

He stated that the work Taiwan has done such as providing assistance through the team from National Taiwan University (NTU) and Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has and continues to build MECDM’s capacity and capability in terms of providing early warning services.

The Under Secretary also acknowledged Taiwan’s assistance to Solomon Islands when the country participated in previous climate change conferences.

“We will continue to assist each other in this area because we believe that every country has to play their part in reducing emissions”, he said.

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