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.

Natural disasters kill 91, cost Vietnam USD191 million
A landslide in Hoa Binh Province.

According to Pham Duc Luan, deputy head of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, between January and November, Vietnam faced eight storms, 128 mild earthquakes, 325 hails, 166 heavy rain storms and hundreds of landslides.

Natural disasters have left 91 dead, 14 missing and 95 others injured during this period.

Between November 27-30, central localities from Quang Nam to Khanh Hoa and areas in the north of the Central Highlands region experienced torrential rains and widespread inundation. The rainfall in Quang Nam and Quang Ngai reached 500-700mm and the figure was 400-600mm in Binh Dinh and Phu Yen.

The flooding killed 17 people in the central region by late November, damaging 969 hectares of rice and 951 hectares of crop.

During the January-November period, many dykes also witnessed erosion, including cases in Hanoi, Hung Yen, Ninh Binh and Ha Tinh.

 

Source: dtinews 

Will extreme natural disasters occur again this year?

Will extreme natural disasters occur again this year?

Rainfall in October, November and the first half of December in Vietnam’s central region is forecasted to be 30-50% higher than the average of previous years, but it will not be as intense as it was in 2020.

Vietnam prepares for natural disasters amid COVID-19

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.

 
 

Other News

.
Resolution 128 a game changer in Vietnam’s COVID-19 fight
Resolution 128 a game changer in Vietnam’s COVID-19 fight
SOCIETYicon  05/01/2022 

Resolution 128 is of great significance in COVID-19 fight and economic recovery, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong said.

Oodles of glass noodles ready for Tet at So Village
Oodles of glass noodles ready for Tet at So Village
SOCIETYicon  05/01/2022 

The canna noodles, or glass noodles, of So Village in Tan Hoa Commune, Quoc Oai District, have long been known as a specialty of the Hanoi countryside, loved far and wide. They are probably the most famous noodles in the country.

HCM City issues quarantine procedure for arrivals in face of Omicron
HCM City issues quarantine procedure for arrivals in face of Omicron
SOCIETYicon  04/01/2022 

HCM City People’s Committee has just issued urgent guidelines for a five-step quarantine procedure for arriving passengers amid the emergence of the Omicron variant in Vietnam.

VN to remedy all dioxin hot spots by 2030: National plan
VN to remedy all dioxin hot spots by 2030: National plan
SOCIETYicon  03/01/2022 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed Decision No. 2215/QD-TTg on the national action plan on overcoming the post-war consequences of toxic chemicals/dioxin in Vietnam for 2021-30.

National strategy aims to provide clean water to rural residents by 2030
National strategy aims to provide clean water to rural residents by 2030
SOCIETYicon  03/01/2022 

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh signed a decision approving the National Rural Clean Water Supply and Sanitation Strategy by 2030, with a vision to 2045.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JANUARY 3
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JANUARY 3
SOCIETYicon  03/01/2022 

Vietnam looks to master technology in renewable energy

Vietnamese-origin professor knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
Vietnamese-origin professor knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
SOCIETYicon  03/01/2022 

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, has been freshly knighted by the Queen Elizabeth II of the UK for his contributions to the local fight against COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City confirms five Omicron cases
Ho Chi Minh City confirms five Omicron cases
SOCIETYicon  02/01/2022 

Five cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been detected in Ho Chi Minh City, according to the municipal Department of Health.

Over 14,800 new Covid infections reported
Over 14,800 new Covid infections reported
SOCIETYicon  01/01/2022 

The Ministry of Health this evening, January 1 confirmed 14,835 fresh Covid cases, with 13 of them imported and 14,822 locally infected in 62 cities and provinces, dipping by 1,654 cases over yesterday.

Students of grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 to go to schools in person in HCMC
Students of grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 to go to schools in person in HCMC
SOCIETYicon  01/01/2022 

The People's Committee in HCMC directed educational institutions to provide face-to-face teaching for students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 from January 4, 2022.

More officials investigated for COVID-19 test kit overcharging
More officials investigated for COVID-19 test kit overcharging
SOCIETYicon  01/01/2022 

Several suspects in the overcharging for COVID-19 test kits at the Viet A Technologies JSC are being investigated for “offering bribe”, “receiving bribe”, and “abusing position and power while performing duties”.

HCMC to tighten supervision, strengthen measures against omicron variant
HCMC to tighten supervision, strengthen measures against omicron variant
SOCIETYicon  01/01/2022 

HCMC has five suspected cases of the new omicron variant of coronavirus on December 31. The city’s healthcare sector, districts and Thu Duc City have to strengthen the supervision to identify Omicron cases quickly.

Government demands strict punishment in child maltreated to death case
Government demands strict punishment in child maltreated to death case
SOCIETYicon  01/01/2022 

The violent death has been triggering indignation among people nationwide.

10X student has first scientific report on Harvard’s website
10X student has first scientific report on Harvard’s website
SOCIETYicon  01/01/2022 

A former literature major at a high school for the gifted, Van Ngoc Kim Ngan decided to study biochemistry at university. She recently had her scientific report published on a Harvard University website.

Over 1.5 million adults get Covid booster shots
Over 1.5 million adults get Covid booster shots
SOCIETYicon  31/12/2021 

More than 1.5 million booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been administered to people 18 and older in 40 cities and provinces in Vietnam by December 29.

High COVID fatality rate among over 50s calls for better protection
High COVID fatality rate among over 50s calls for better protection
SOCIETYicon  31/12/2021 

The classification of COVID-19 patients need to prioritise high-risk groups, particularly those over 50 years old, have underlying conditions or are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated, said deputy minister of health Nguyen Truong Son.

Health professionals okay homegrown vaccine Nano Covax
Health professionals okay homegrown vaccine Nano Covax
SOCIETYicon  31/12/2021 

The National Committee for Ethics in Biomedical Research on December 29 voted in favour of the results of the third human clinical trial of locally produced vaccine Nano Covax against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

14 more Omicron cases detected in Vietnam
14 more Omicron cases detected in Vietnam
SOCIETYicon  31/12/2021 

Vietnamese epidemiologists have discovered an additional 14 Omicron cases following the first identified in Hanoi a couple of days ago.

Health Ministry redefines COVID-19 case criteria
Health Ministry redefines COVID-19 case criteria
SOCIETYicon  31/12/2021 

The Ministry of Health on December 29 issued new definitions of COVID cases, suspected cases and close contacts in a bid to detect and manage new infections quicker and more effectively.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES DECEMBER 31
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES DECEMBER 31
SOCIETYicon  31/12/2021 

HCM City remains Vietnamese travellers’ favourite destination for New Year celebration

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN