Update news flood
Many streets and areas throughout central Da Nang were submerged following a deluge of rain on October 25, causing traffic chaos and disrupting the daily life of local residents.
This morning, October 11, the ancient city of Hoi An was over 2m inundated. Many tourists had to check out of hotels and rented boats to leave the city.
After the historic flood in 2008, Hanoi spent trillions of VND to build a drainage system and pump stations. However, the city is still flooded after every downpour.
Nguyen Huu Canh Street in HCMC’s Binh Thanh District no longer faces floods following its upgrade, but the city still spends over VND14 billion a year to rent a massive pumping system.
Three people died, four were injured and one went missing after torrential rains swept through northern and central provinces as of 5pm on October 17, according to the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Heavy rains that lasted from 1am to noon on September 12 submerged many areas in Da Nang city, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces under water. VietNamNet captured images of after-downpour scenes in the following locations:
Old floodplains in HCM City still have not been cleared, while new flood sites continue to appear.
'We are very happy to bring prosperity to the people. We hope to maintain connection with the land and people here," said Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam Nadav Eshcar during his recent business trip to the central province of Quang Tri.
A plan for a new water-drainage network in HCM City has been submitted to the Prime Minister for approval.
To mitigate the impact of flooding caused by heavy rains and high river tides, HCM City has invested heavily in flood-prevention works, including drainage system improvement, dredging of canals, and wastewater treatment systems.
Ho Chi Minh City will pour investment in traffic infrastructure project this year, Director of the city Transportation Works Construction Investment Project Management Authority Luong Minh Phuc has said.
Looking at a corner of the school, Hoang Thi Duyet, principal of Hien Ninh Primary School feels happy that the lawns and flowers in the school yard have bloomed again after the historic floods that lashed the region two months ago.
Many poor locals in five coastal provinces are being supported with storm- and flood-resilient homes that can protect them during disasters.
It was 9am on a morning earlier this month when a group of volunteers in pink uniform at Phu Tho Village Cooperative in Quang Binh Province used a loudspeaker to call on residents of the village to collect rubbish and sell it.
The recent storms causing misery in central Vietnam may have left large wounds in the lives of poor residents in the south-central province of Quang Ngai.