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Seminar on Emergent Rescue of Earthquake Disasters for Developing Countries Was Held in NUIST

2017/11/29      view:

On the morning of September 5, the opening ceremony of Seminar on Emergent Rescue of Earthquake Disasters for Developing Countries has been successfully held in Nanjing University of Information Science Technology. The Seminar was organized by the Ministry of Commerce and hosted by the WMO RTC Nanjing. Thirty students from nine countries including Venezuela, Pakistan, Panama, Armenia, Ecuador, India, Myanmar and Laos will attend the Seminar. Prof. LIU Xuanfei, vice-president, NUIST, and Ms. Zhao Yuhong, Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs Department of Jiangsu Provincial Department of Commerce, attended the ceremony and delivered speeches. The ceremony was presided over by Professor Wang Suchun, Executive Deputy Director of the WMO Nanjing Regional Training Center.

Firstly, Vice President LIU Xuanfei expressed warm welcome to the participants and gave a brief introduction to NUIST and WMO Regional Training Center. The earthquake is one of the major natural disasters that China and everyone in this room face together, causing great threats and losses of the lives and property of the people and effect national economy. For national disaster relief agencies, it is important to explore more professional and effective solutions in early disaster, early warning and rescue work. This is why we are here to communicate the earthquake relief experience. I hope the seminar will be a think tank to help each country face challenges better.

On behalf of the Provincial Department of Commerce, Zhao Yuhong warmly welcomed all participants. She said, Foreign aid training is one of assistance that Chinese government providing for other developing countries. WMO RTC Nanjing, as a Chinese foreign aid training institution, contributed to improving ability and imparting new knowledge and technology to the Meteorological information service, meteorological instrument use, disaster emergency rescue sector employees from developing countries.

On behalf of participants, Mr. ASIF from Pakistan delivered a speech. He noted that learning the knowledge of earthquake disasters can greatly reduce losses and casualties in the event of an earthquake. Therefore, this training is necessary.  He on behalf of all participants expressed thanks to Chinese government, NUIST and the WMO RTC Nanjing for providing them with a chance to share information, learn knowledge and exchange experience.