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CMA issued meteorological development plan for the "Belt and Road"

10-01-2018Source:China Meteorological News Press

In order to enhance meteorological cooperation, recently, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) promulgated the Meteorological Development Plan along the Belt and Road (2017-2025)" (hereafter referred to as "the Plan"), which pointed out guiding ideology, basic principles, goals and five major tasks of meteorological development.

According to the Belt and One Road construction layout, the Plan proposes that meteorological departments will provide services for major economy and trade industrial parks of central cities in land along the Belt and Road, and offer meteorological supports for international economic corridors like New Eurasian Land Bridge, China-Mongolia-Russia, China-Central Asia-West Asia, China-Indochina Peninsula, etc. Along marine silk road, meteorological departments will strive to provide best supports for transport corridors of key ports, and improve capabilities of disaster prevention and mitigation and public service for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor. 

By 2025, the comprehensive meteorological observation system oriented towards the "Belt and Road" and observation stations and networks in major areas will be basically completed. Satellite technologies will be widely applied.

Five major tasks are identified in the Plan as following. Strengthening policy communication and improving cooperative mechanisms among governments; promoting sharing and exchange of resources and expanding advantages of meteorological observatory stations, network, technologies and data; enhancing the global meteorological services to adapt to the national livelihood and social needs of countries along the line; promoting the integration of science and technology with business to improve the meteorological core capabilities; facilitating trade and promoting the sharing of the Chinese meteorological facilities and technology. (Jan.9)

Editor Hao Jing