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France helps Vietnam build satellite imagery receiving system

A French-funded project to build an environment and natural resources monitoring system that can receive and process satellite images in Vietnam is to commence next month. Europe‚Äôs Defense and Communications Systems signed a 20 million euro trade deal with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to supply Vietnam with a station which receives images from France’s SPOT and the European Space Agency’s ENVISAT satellites.

Vietnam will have the first satellite imagery receiving system in Southeast Asia once the project is completed after three years. Using the system, Vietnam will be able to monitor sea, water, mineral resources and the risks of forest fires.