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Update news natural disasters

Natural disasters have cost Vietnam’s northern mountainous areas about VND610 billion ($26.3 million) so far this year, compared to VND753 billion last year.

47 deaths due to natural disasters this year

47 people had been killed and 130 others injured by natural disasters in the first half of 2020, according to a report by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Vietnam's northern region prepares for natural disasters

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has asked ministries, sectors and local governments to prepare for flooding as a result of heavy downpours in the northern region in the coming days.


Vietnam ugogrades meteorological forecasting technology

Vietnam has the opportunity to upgrade forecasting technology, improve forecasters’ roles, and heighten people’s awareness about the impact of natural disasters.

Mekong Delta adapts to saline intrusion

Nguyen Hoang Hiep, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, talks to the Government's website on the need to develop plans to reduce the negative impacts of drought, salinity and land subsidence in the Mekong Delta.

Vietnamese folk games: sitting tug-of-war and clay firecracker hurling

Traditional folk games have played an important role in Vietnamese culture. They still have been an almost magical attractions for Vietnamese children, and are played in every corner of the nation.

Tropical depression likely to develop into typhoon upon entering East Sea

A tropical low pressure currently located off the coast of the Philippines is forecast to move into the East Sea over the next two to three days before strengthening into a typhoon.

Can Tho: One dies, 180 houses damaged in heavy rain

One person has been killed and at least 180 houses damaged in heavy rain in Can Tho City on Saturday afternoon, according to the municipal steering committee for natural disaster prevention and control, search and rescue.

Natural disasters cause loss of $139 million in five months

Natural disasters killed 15 people and destroyed nearly 1,700 houses in the five first months of 2020, according to a report released by Vietnam’s Central Steering Committee on natural disaster control and prevention on Tuesday.

Natural disasters cause economic losses of over $1.38 billion this year

Natural disasters had claimed 15 lives and caused economic losses of more than 3.2 trillion VND (over 1.38 billion USD) this year to May 8, it was reported at a conference on May 19.

Typhoon Vongfong makes landfall in Philippines

Typhoon Vongfong made a landfall in the central Philippines on May 14, forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee.

No appropriate solutions implemented to improve pollution

An increase in the number of industrial zones has been polluting Vietnam’s environment, and there are no appropriate solutions in place, 

Vietnam forecast to face historic heat waves in 2020

Vietnam is forecast to suffer the highest temperatures ever recorded in 2020, according to the latest report by the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration.

Agriculture Minister calls for strengthening disaster response

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong wants countrywide improvements in developing plans to respond to natural disasters.

Agro processing gets tidal wave of investment

Vietnamese businesses have been investing heavily in the agro-processing sector in recent years, helping it develop sustainably and effectively adapt to natural disasters and diseases.

Over 110,700 tonnes of rice from reserve allocated to localities

Over 110,700 tonnes of rice from the national reserve have been allocated to localities to support people after natural disasters, ahead of Lunar New Year and in forest plantation projects, and students living in especially disadvantaged areas.

Struggling with natural disasters in Vietnam's big cities

With more populous cities and higher consumption levels, the impact of natural disasters is worsening.

Japan ready to assist Vietnam in natural disaster preparedness

A delegation of the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has conclluded a five-day working visit to Japan to learn the host country’s experiences in coping with super Typhoon Hagibis, especially in the dyke management.

Natural disasters bring about US$13.55 million damage in Southern Vietnam

Natural disasters caused 16 people dead and missing, injured 54, damaged and inundated 17,713 houses, with the total damage of VND315 billion (US$13.55 million) in the Southern region during the first nine months of 2019.

Vietnam should be proactive in coping with natural disasters: experts

As a country highly exposed to droughts, floods and landslides, Vietnam needs more active prevention instead of just a passive response.