natural calamities

Update news natural calamities

A flash flood occurred in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien, isolating three local communes and causing big losses for local residents.

 

Quang Ngai: huge dam project at risk of drifting into sea

At least VND700 billion worth of work on the dam on Tra Khuc River downstream has been implemented, but the project is likely to stop temporarily because of many problems.

Phu Quoc streets ruined after flood

Potholes have appeared in a large number on the streets of Phu Quoc Island after the recent flooding.

Vietnam to benefit from India’s tsunami early warning system

Experts believe that Vietnam will benefit from India’s plan to build a tsunami early warning system on the East Sea as it will help vessel rescue in the area.

Terraced hydropower plants on small rivers contribute to flooding

“The program on building terraced hydropower plants on small rivers is a wrong decision. It is the root cause of floods,” said Vu Trong Hong, former Deputy Minister of Water Resources, now chair of the Vietnam Water Resources Association.

Climate change triggers new diseases in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Scientists have found connections between climate change and the appearance of new diseases, especially vector borne diseases, including dengue fever and malaria.

Central regions seek drought-resistant animals

The Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) and central regions are expanding areas to breed livestock as well as other animals like sheep, ostriches, goats, honeybees and silkworms.

Extreme weather events cause $660 million annual losses for Vietnam

 More than 220 people died or went missing, while damage totaled 660 million USD a year due to unseasonal rains, landslides, erosion, whirlwinds and lightning between 2011 and 2015.

Scientist admits natural calamities getting more unpredictable

 VietNamNet Bridge – The number of typhoons landing in Vietnam tends to be increasing, while it is more difficult to forecast natural calamities, says a senior expert.

Nearly 400 people die and go missing every year because of natural disasters

In the past five years, there were 1,868 people dead and missing in natural disasters in Vietnam. Meanwhile, the management of boats and fishermen at sea is limited, said Nguyen Xuan Dieu - Deputy Chief of the General Department of Irrigation.