Natural disasters

Update news Natural disasters

A total of 108 people were killed due to natural disasters in Vietnam last year, and caused economic losses of up to VND5.2 trillion (US$226 million).

Anomalous natural disasters ravage central Vietnam

The central region of Vietnam has suffered from unseasonal rain on a large scale for the past few days, causing a great loss of life and property.

Last year’s losses from natural disasters lowest in 20 years

Losses from natural disasters in 2021 were the lowest in 20 years, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh told a conference in Hanoi on January 20.

Prevention of natural disasters and the warning from Minister of Agriculture

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan has said that we usually gather to fight natural disasters, but when natural disasters are over, we neglect natural disaster prevention.

Natural disasters kill 91, cost Vietnam USD191 million

Natural disasters killed 91 people and caused a total loss of VND4.4 trillion (USD191 million) for Vietnam in the first 11 months of this year.

Flood death toll rises to 9 in central Vietnam

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.

Torrential rains cause damage to central region

Torrential rains and flooding have caused heavy damage to the central region as of 6pm on October 24, according to the Standing Office of the National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Disasters cause economic losses of 1-1.5 percent of GDP annually

Over the past 30 years, natural disasters in Vietnam cause the death or missing of nearly 400 people along with economic losses of about 1-1.5 percent of GDP each year.

Vietnam prepares for natural disasters amid COVID-19

Local people need to be equipped with essential skills to cope with natural disasters, especially those in the mountainous, remote and ethnic areas, as more storms and floods are expected during the rest of this year.

Strong winds, rains kill 2 in Mekong Delta, destroy houses, trees

One person each in Ca Mau and Vinh Long provinces died in strong winds and heavy rains in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta in recent days as they flattened houses and trees and destroyed crops.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment announces top 10 events

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has signed a decision announcing the top 10 events of the sector last year. Below are the selected events.

Natural disasters cause Vietnam's economic loss of nearly US$1.7 billion in 2020

Vietnam has suffered 576 natural disasters, including 14 storms, two tropical depressions, 264 thunderstorms, lightning and hails, 132 flash floods, landslides and 90 earthquakes this year.

Natural disasters cost Ca Mau province over 43 million USD

Drought, rains, inundation and landslides have cost Ca Mau province an estimated $43 million from the outset of the year, according to the provincial steering committee on natural disaster prevention, search and rescue.

Detailed flood, landslide risk maps to be created: Deputy PM

Creating more detailed flood and landslide risk maps is among the solutions the Government will carry out in the time ahead to cope with possible natural disasters, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said on November 6.

The National Assembly discusses forests, small hydroelectricity plants and floods

The first session of the National Assembly's discussion on the socio-economic situation that was broadcast live yesterday attracted the attention of voters and people nationwide.

Lessons from natural disasters in central region

October left devastation for millions of people in central Vietnam.

153 dead and missing, $112.5million lost due to floods

Storms, heavy rains, landslides and tornadoes in October caused 153 deaths and missing persons, and injured 222, reported the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.

Minister warns about development of small-scale hydropower

Answering the local press on the sidelines of the National Assembly session, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Tran Hong Ha said the principle of his ministry is ‘not to develop small-scale hydropower at any cost’.

WB: Annual losses caused by natural disasters in VN hit US$11 bln

Annual losses to people’s well-being from natural disasters are estimated at around US$11 billion in purchasing power parity terms, according to WB’s report on Vietnam’s coastal development between opportunity and disaster risk.

Fundamental changes needed in disaster forecast and response: Expert

VNA talks to Tran Tan Van, Director of the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, about the serious landslides in central region that have resulted in great losses in human life and property.