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Hanoi marks 50th founding anniversary of the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee

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A ceremony marking the 50th Session and the 50th founding anniversary of the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee was held in Hanoi on February 28.

At the meeting (Photo: dangcongsan.vn)

At the meeting (Photo: dangcongsan.vn)

According to Deputy General Director of the National Hydro-Meteorological Center, Le Thanh Hai, the celebration that is held once every five years was organized for the first time in Vietnam.
70 percent of world's natural disasters was directly related to meteorological conditions and tropical cyclones, the Secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, GS Petteri Taalas said at the ceremony.
The year 2017 was notable for the global tropical cyclones. The number of hurricanes was almost double in the North Atlantic Ocean due to warming oceans.

By PHUC HAU – Translated by Kim Khanh

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