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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.


Phu Quoc streets ruined after flood

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

Mekong water’s record low level threatens downstream countries

The Mekong River Commission last month said the Mekong water levels during this early flood season from June to July are at historical low, wreaking havoc on hundreds of millions of inhabitants in downstream countries.


About five storms to hit mainland Vietnam from July – December

Among 10-12 storms or tropical low pressure forecast to hit East Sea, up to five are forecast to directly impact Vietnam’s mainland from July – December 2019, according to the National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting.


Swimming programmes for children to be expanded

Vietnam had been taking measures to teach children how to swim in recent years, but more than 2,000 children still died from drowning annually.

Natural disasters increase as deforestation continues

VietNamNet Bridge - More flash floods and landslides have occurred in recent years in northern mountainous provinces, causing hundreds of deaths and destroying many houses.

Delta improves locals’ ability to respond to natural disasters

As many as 300 people from 60 households living in disaster- and climate change-affected areas in the Cuu Long Delta are benefiting from an organic vegetable model which is part of a two-year capacity-building project.

Vietnam to develop its own satellite

Vietnam is working to develop its own earth observation satellite, which will help the country manage natural resources and mitigate the impacts of climate change and natural disasters, a conference heard yesterday.

Provinces prepare for floods as water levels of rivers in Mekong Delta rise

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has instructed Mekong Delta provinces to keep farmers informed about weather and tide conditions so they can harvest crops unprotected by dyke systems.

$37.7m in economic damages from natural disasters in first half of 2018

 VietNamNet Bridge – Due to natural disasters in the first six months of 2018, seventy-five people have been killed or remain unaccounted for, while 48 others suffered injuries.

PM puts focus on natural disasters

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered ministries, sectors and localities to use their resources more efficiently to better cope with natural disasters, 

Energy policy could prioritise small scale projects

 VietNamNet Bridge – In a major shift in perspective, the Government is viewing small scale projects as the best, most sustainable way of tapping the nation’s hydropower potential.

Tet bonuses likely to be higher

 VietNamNet Bridge – This year’s year-end bonuses at enterprises nationwide are expected to be higher than last year. The average bonus is expected to be higher than the usual one month’s salary,

Vietnam learns from abnormal weather

Tran Quang Hoai, head of the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, talks to the newspaper Hai quan (Customs) on what he said was abnormal weather in Vietnam last year.

Climate change is yet another poverty trap

Ngo Truong Thi, Director General-Chief of the National Office for Poverty Reduction under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to Dai Doan Ket (Great Unity) newspaper 

Why ‘natural disaster’ is a misnomer

 VietNamNet Bridge – In recent years, the mountainous province of Yen Bai in the north has consistently been among the hardest hit by natural disasters.

Natural disasters turn villagers’ lives upside down

 VietNamNet Bridge – Tears kept rolling down her face as Dinh Thi Lan, a resident of Hoa Binh Province, stood amongst her neighbours, fixated on the huge pile of mud that was once her home. 

When nature has taken her toll on us

 VietNamNet Bridge – Floods in early August in northern Viet Nam killed 27 people and washed away hundreds of homes, causing damage estimated at more than US$43 million.

270 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide: mayor

 Rescue workers have recovered 270 bodies so far from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown and the search continues for more,