northern provinces

Update news northern provinces

Hanoi residents are advised to keep warm to protect their health in the chilly cold weather.

Hailstorms hit northern Vietnam, houses damaged

Hail and strong winds on Wednesday damaged houses, crops and infrastructure in northern provinces including Ha Giang, Lai Chau and Vinh Phuc.

Northern provinces asked to cooperate with China to manage border trade

 The Ministry of Industry and Trade has requested northern provinces to promote cooperation with their Chinese partners to implement disease control processes and allow goods through the border.


Ongoing rains pose risks of flooding and landslides in the north

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ongoing heavy rain since early this week has caused damage in northern provinces.

Floods and landslides ravage northern provinces

 VietNamNet Bridge – Heavy rain over the weekend has resulted in deadly flash floods and landslides in many northern mountainous provinces.

North Vietnam to welcome new cold spell

 VietNamNet Bridge – The north of Vietnam is preparing to welcome a cold spell, as temperatures are expected to decrease from 5-7 degrees Celsius today, 

Sand mining erodes farm land

Authorities in several northern provinces have remained silent as hundreds of thousands of households living along Lo River desperately seek help to prevent their farms being swept away by rampant sand mining.

Northern provinces brace for heavy rain, landslides

 VietNamNet Bridge – Northern provinces are expected to receive heavy rain until Tuesday, possibly causing landslides and flash floods according to the National Centre for Hydrometeorogical Forecasting.

China warns northern provinces to prepare for more heavy smog

China's environment ministry on Thursday warned northern regions to get ready for emergency action to tackle another bout of heavy smog expected over the New Year. 

Is Hanoi more polluted than Beijing?

VietNamNet Bridge - Admitting that the air in Hanoi has been polluted for a long time, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) said the pollution level in Hanoi must not reach levels as high as in Beijing.

Northern provinces prepare for storm

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control yesterday (Sept 14) held an urgent meeting to discuss measures to protect people, homes and farms from the approaching storm Kalmaegi.

Flash floods devastate north

 VietNamNet Bridge – Torrential rains, floods and landslides in northern provinces have claimed 25 lives since the beginning of the month, according to the National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention.

Northern provinces hit by floods, rain

Heavy rain and floods resulting from tropical storm Rumbia, the third of the year to affect Viet Nam, have claimed at least two lives and caused property damage to three northern provinces of Dien Bien, Ha Giang and Thai Nguyen.

High airfare hinders number of tourists to delta

 VietNamNet Bridge – The high airfare is a major barrier preventing tourists from northern provinces to the Mekong Delta, according to experts at a conference introducing the delta’s new products and travel stimulus program