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In the afternoon of September 29, 2022 at the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), General Director - Mr. Tran Quang Hoai on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development awarded the Commemorative Medal "For the cause of agriculture and rural development of Vietnam” for Mr. Kasuya Yasuhiro – Project Formulation Advisor, JICA Vietnam Office. Attending the ceremony were representatives of Japanese Embassy in Viet Nam, JICA Viet Nam Office and VNDMA leaders and officials.

Mr. Kasuya Yasuhiro assumed the position of Project Formulation Advisor, JICA Vietnam Office from October 2018 to October 2022 in the cooperation framework between Vietnamese and Japanese Governments. During his working time in Viet Nam, Mr. Kasuya Yasuhiro has tried his best to support and promote the cooperation between MARD with JICA Headquarter, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), JICA Viet Nam Office and many other international DRR partners.

With the working process of more than 20 years, Mr. Kasuya has accumulated a lot of experience and knowledge in disaster early warning, prevention, disaster risk mitigation, policy formation, project formulation and onsite implementation. His precious experience and knowledge have supported in ministerial-level diplomatic activities between Vietnam and Japan, consultation for the Ministry and its agencies especially VNDMA on effective formulation management of cooperation projects in the field of natural disaster prevention and reduction.   

Some outstanding programs and projects that he has involved in are: Grant project for emergency reservoir operation and effective flood management using water related disaster management information system of the period 2017-2023; Emergency assistance of the Government of Japan to the flood affected provinces in the central region of Vietnam in 2020; Technical assistance project on capacity building in flashflood and landslide risk mitigation in the northern mountainous area of the period 2021-2024…

General Director Tran Quang Hoai, his Vietnamese and Japanese colleagues highly appreciated Mr. Kasuya's contribution to the disaster management in Vietnam. He expressed his thanks to Mr. Kasuya Yasurihiro and wished him many successes in the upcoming work.

General Director Tran Quang Hoai hoped that Mr. Kasuya will have further technical support for the disaster management in Vietnam; discuss with his successor at the JICA Viet Nam Office to continue promoting the cooperation in the future, especially activities, projects regarding flash flood and landslide prevention in northern mountainous areas and flood management in the central region of Vietnam.


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