Attending the meeting, along
with Deputy Director, there were representatives of CTIC, PIM,
and Integrated Planning Board.
On the behalf of the Federation, Mr. Maeyama
Keiji- the Leader thanked VAWR for having the meeting and briefly introduced
about their main activities.
According to Mr. Keiji, the purpose of this visit and work
with VAWR was to express their thanks to the Academy for sending experts to
attend the workshop, learning, research, and sharing experiences on land
improvement in Sapporo City in 2013; hoped for the Academy to share information
of participants on how have they been doing after going back? Are there any
difficulties in their research work when they apply experiences which were
gained during their time in Japan? Besides, they also wanted the Academy to
share its achievements when participating in the projects of JICA and on the
basis of that, hoped for opportunities to cooperate with VAWR in the future.
At the meeting, Associate Professor Ph.D. Nguyen Tung Phong thanked the Working
Group of the Federation for coming and working at VAWR, and briefly introduced
about organizational structure, functions, and activities of VAWR of which
having emphasized the training for communities, organized many training courses
in Irrigation Management, having the participation of PIM for central-level and
local-level officials, and farmers, irrigation management and irrigation
management field, policy and mechanism related to irrigation management.
According to the Deputy Director, for the management of
irrigation, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) assigned
main tasks to VAWR, namely, building regulations, standards and norms in the
operation management of irrigation work and irrigation management having
people’s participation. Secondly, creating documentation to support the locals,
provinces in establishing and strengthening cooperative organizations for water
consumption. Thirdly, policy advisory to the Ministry in encouraging people to
participate in manage irrigation. Fourthly, training for stakeholders such as
central and local managers, as well as farmers on participation in irrigation
management. Last but not least, providing consultation services on irrigation
management and participation in irrigation management.
Recently, the Academy has
been cooperating with many Japanese partners in the field of scientific
research, transfer of technology, Participation in Irrigation Management (PIM)
and having 15 years of work with JICA in implementing project PIM; through the
project JICA, the Academy established a handbook on PIM which was required to
use for all activities of PIM in Vietnam by MARD. Besides the project JICA,
there were about 100 VAWR’s officials who have been trained on PIM in Japan and
those currently are core officials and have capability to implement tasks on
PIM in Vietnam. Most of major projects of MARD, ODA, WB, AFD, and ADB were
executed by officials who have been trained in Japan and with capability as
well as experience, the current consultation services and agreements on PIM in
Vietnam are mostly done by VAWR’s officials, the Deputy Director of the Academy
Besides, both parties also
discussed issues relating to PIM, SRI technology, irrigation, irrigation
charges, soil and soil quality, and etc.,
meeting ended successfully.