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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
A hydropower plant in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has repeatedly breached storage water regulations despite a ban by authorities.
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.
Many areas nationwide have been left submerged in floodwater due to spells of heavy rain triggered by Storm Etau, while the central region has continued to suffer from a series of deadly landslides.
Hundreds of households had to leave their houses yesterday night as floods suddenly rose sharply in Binh Dinh Province's Quy Nhon City.
Le Van Thang, 60, residing in Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh Province, hired a boat to deliver relief goods to families trapped in flooded areas in recent days.
Many streets in districts 2, 7, 8, 9, Binh Thanh, Thu Duc, Go Vap and Binh Chanh were submerged in water after a torrential downpour prolonged during an hour last night.
Natural disasters and floods have devastated central Vietnam at a record level. So far, 130 people have been reported dead, and 18 others are missing.
Thousands of houses in the northern central province of Nghe An have been flooded as the water on the Lam River rose to alarm level 2 on the evening of October 30.