Asean and India should jointly set up a space-technology-aided disaster management centre to monitor natural calamities in the region, said Malaysia's special envoy on infrastructure to India Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.
Speaking at the conclusion of the Delhi Dialogue III session here yesterday, he said Asean could tap India's advanced expertise in space technology to manage pre and post disasters.
Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have created a national disaster management system to deal with catastrophes in the country.
ISRO's Disaster Management Support (DMS) programme offers timely support and services from aero-space systems -- in both imaging and communications to handle calamities from cycloneS, droughts to earthquakes.
Published by: Bernama.com on March 5, 2011
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