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Floods kill five in central region

Heavy downpours and floods in the central region in the past few days claimed the lives of five people as of 5pm on December 6.

Life in Da Nang turned upside down amid heavy downpour

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.

Hoi An submerged in flood water, foreign tourists evacuate by boat

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.

Hundreds of millions of USD poured into drainage system repair, but Hanoi still floods

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.

Hanoi's streets flooded after heavy rain

Many streets and areas in Hanoi were submerged after heavy rain on June 13 evening.

HCM City still pays for pumping service despite no floods

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.

Flood death toll rises to 9 in central Vietnam

Death toll from the floods that are hitting central Vietnam has risen to nine, while nearly 60,000 houses have been submerged, according to the National Steering Committee on Natural Disasters Prevention and Control.

Heavy rains, floods leave eight dead, injured, missing

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.

Central Vietnam submerged after hours of heavy rainfall

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:

Patchy solutions won't prevent flooding in HCM City

Old floodplains in HCM City still have not been cleared, while new flood sites continue to appear.

Israeli Ambassador: 'We want to bring prosperity to Quang Tri’s people'

'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.

HCM City's new water-drainage plan considers impact of rising sea levels, climate change

A plan for a new water-drainage network in HCM City has been submitted to the Prime Minister for approval.

More flood-prevention projects scheduled as HCM City deals with climate change, rising sea levels

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.

Dutch help with flood prevention in Thu Duc City

Vice-Chairman of HCM City People's Committee Le Hoa Binh on Friday met with Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam, Elizabeth Akkerman, to discuss co-operation over sustainable flood prevention planning for Thu Duc City.

HCMC to pour investment in traffic infrastructure projects

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.

Schools in central region try to overcome difficulties after devastating floods

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.


Modern technology complementing flood-resilient home creations

Many poor locals in five coastal provinces are being supported with storm- and flood-resilient homes that can protect them during disasters. 

Hydropower plant flouts water storage ban

A hydropower plant in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has repeatedly breached storage water regulations despite a ban by authorities.

Trash for cash: Group calls on locals to clean up village after flood

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.

Storm-proof home initiative transforming living conditions

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.