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Ca Mau Province copes with climate change

 VietNamNet Bridge – Huynh Quoc Toan, a resident from Phu Tan Commune in Ca Mau Province’s Phu Tan District, said he no longer worried about his house being ruined by natural disasters.

A nipa palm forest nurtures a commune

 VietNamNet Bridge – A 140ha forest planted in the 18th century has sheltered and nurtured generations of Cam Thanh Commune residents through wars and natural disasters like storms and floods.

US$1.1b needed to fight expected El Nino harm in VN

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam needs VND25 trillion (US$1.1 billion) to repair expected damage by El Nino during the 2016-20 period, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported.

Natural disasters could cost Vietnam US$6.7 billion

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam will likely face damages of more than VND141.2 trillion (US$6.7 billion) due to natural disasters such as typhoons, floods or earthquakes in the next 50 years,

Endangered langurs released into nature

 VietNamNet Bridge – Biologists, rangers and researchers are all working together on a reintroduction programme for Hatinh langurs run by the Endangered Primates Rescue Centre (EPRC) in Ninh Binh Province.

Forecasts limited, people unready for disasters

 VietNamNet Bridge – When it comes to talking about the weather these days, topics people in Ha Noi must discuss are the storms, wrong forecasts, falling trees and floods.

Rains add to Mekong Delta woes

 VietNamNet Bridge – There have been more instances of soil erosion along the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta’s many rivers and canals after the season’s first rains in recent days.

Philippines gets $500 million World Bank credit line to reduce disaster risk

 The Philippines has secured a $500 million credit line from the World Bank to support efforts to manage risks posed by natural disasters.

PM co-chairs high-level dialogue on climate change in Mekong Delta

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, together with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Vice President of the World Bank Laura Tusk, co-chaired a high-level dialogue on responding to climate change in the Mekong Delta region held in Paris

PM Dung attends opening of UN climate change meetings in Paris

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) that opened in Paris yesterday, Nov 30.

Agriculture insurance vital to mitigate risks

 Agricultural insurance will not only help farmers cope with natural disasters, storms, floods, epidemics, but also contribute to a new rural development programme, officials said.

Vietnam to appeal for global effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions

 VietNamNet Bridge – All countries around the world should join hands in reducing greenhouse gas emissions since climate change consequences are fiercer,

Mental disorders affect about 10% of Vietnam's population

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Agricultural sector aims high for FDI

VietNamNet Bridge – The local agricultural sector has set targets of attracting US$4.5 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) by 2020 and US$6 billion by 2030,

UN chief: Vietnam has made remarkable progress towards achieving MDGs

VietNamNet Bridge – The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has granted an interview to the Vietnam News Agency before his visit to Vietnam from May 22-23, in which he talked about the aims of the visit and made recommendations

Prime Minister Dung approves Mekong plan to develop more flood-proof housing

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to a three-year extension of the second phase of a programme to build elevated houses for people in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region affected by floods.

Bamboo tree receives int’l awards

 VietNamNet Bridge – ‘Blooming Bamboo home’ designed by Vietnam's H&P Architects has surpassed 1,500 outstanding projects to be named on a shortlist for the WAN Small Spaces Award in the world’s largest architectural awards.

Resettlement quarter has no clean water

 VietNamNet Bridge – For the past two years, hundreds of people resettled due to natural disasters have been forced to use water from stagnant ponds as their resettlement area lacks clean water.

Landslide, flashflood map available

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has handed over a detailed map of the areas prone to landslides and flash floods

Bamboo house logs global triumph

VietNamNet Bridge – A bamboo house designed by Vietnam's H&P Architects was awarded a Highly Commended status in the House of the Year category at the World Architecture News Awards 2014.