On October 26th, 2018, in Hanoi, the Center for Research and Technology Transfer under Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) coordinated with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) to organize a ceremony to transfer the right to use GAINS – Vietnam model.
This is an activity under the Project "Supporting science in pollution management in Hanoi" in the framework of cooperation program between VAST and IIASA, and assigned the Center for Research and Technology Transfer to carry out.
The project aimed to contribute efforts to solve air pollution in Hanoi and localities in northern Vietnam through the application of GAINS model, a air quality management supporting tool built by IIASA and adjusted to suit conditions in Vietnam.
After more than one year of implementation, the project has achieved objectives thanks to the support of domestic and foreign units, especially cooperation in cadre training by departments of natural resources and environment. To increase the practicality of the project, the Center for Research and Technology Transfer and IIASA transferred the results of research and the right to use GAINS model and guidelines to Departments of Natural Resources and Environment of Hanoi, Bac Ninh and Hung Yen province.
The event was opened with a speech delivered by the Director of Research and Technology Transfer Center, Director of AIR Program, IIASA.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Trung - Director of the Center for Research and Technology Transfe,
project leaderdelivered the opening speech.
The project-carrying made a presentation on research results related to GAINS-Vietnam model and applied the model in air quality management; current status and forecast of emissions and health impacts due to air pollution in Hanoi, Bac Ninh and Hung Yen provinces; scripts for emission reduction and policy recommendations for localities, especially the introduction of Craft village application to collect data in traditional villages.
The project-carrying team presented the research results of the project.
At the discussion, leaders and cadres from environment management departments and scientists raised questions on how to set up the model, algorithms, accuracy and deeper application of GAINS model in practice.
At the end of the ceremony, the representatives of the project handed over the right to use the GAINS model to the three Departments of Natural Resources and Environment. This is a positive step to contribute to solving air pollution problem in Hanoi and other localities in northern Vietnam.
Handing over the right to use the GAINS model to the three Departments of Natural Resources and Environment
Participants at the event
Tranlated by Tuyet Nhung
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