Sri Lanka appeals for up to $2 billion in foreign flood aid

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Sri Lanka appeals for up to $2 billion in foreign flood aid

Sri Lanka appealed on Wednesday for foreign aid to recover from massive floods that caused an estimated $2 billion worth of damage and claimed more than 100 lives.

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Torrential rain inundates Saigon, relieves heat while causing severe traffic jams

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Torrential rain inundates Saigon, relieves heat while causing severe traffic jams

While the intense heat dissipated after heavy rain swept through Ho Chi Minh City on Monday, flooding caused huge traffic jams in several areas of the city.

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Cold Spell hits nothern region

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Cold Spell hits nothern region

The National Central for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast Center and Asia Pacific Region International Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center yesterday said a cold spell is moving to Vietnam.

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HCM City spends big to address flood

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HCM City spends big to address flood

The HCM City People’s Committee has just granted an investment licence to a project to tackle local floods, worth VND10 trillion (US$450 million).

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HCM City green lights 84 flood prevention projects

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HCM City green lights 84 flood prevention projects

HCM City has announced that it will pump an estimated VND11.61 trillion (US$505 million) into 84 projects in an attempt to reduce floods over the next five years.

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Mekong Delta must be kept safe from floods

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Mekong Delta must be kept safe from floods

VietNamNet Bridge – Vu Xuan Thien, Deputy Head of the Construction Department for Housing and Real Estate Market Management under the Ministry of Construction (MOC), spoke to Viet Nam News Agency about the national programme to make residential areas safe from flooding in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta.

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One dead in Portugal floods as cyclist swept away

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One dead in Portugal floods as cyclist swept away

A cyclist died in floods in northern Portugal after being swept away by a river, emergency services said on Sunday, as storms battered the country.

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HCM City spends US$437 million combating floods

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VOV News English 4 month(s) ago

HCM City spends US$437 million combating floods

The Prime Minister has just approved a US$437 million project on managing floods in Ho Chi Minh City by 2020, the Saigon Giai Phong newspaper has reported.

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Five dead, 150,000 evacuated in Latin America floods

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Five dead, 150,000 evacuated in Latin America floods

Flooding in parts of Latin America dampened Christmas eve celebrations on Thursday, leaving five people dead and driving almost 150,000 from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.

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Communal authorities suspected of embezzling flood aid funds

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Communal authorities suspected of embezzling flood aid funds

Farmers in a commune in Thanh Hoa Province have complained that they haven't received any support for the floods they suffered in 2011 and 2012 despite the government distributing VND93 million (USD4,200) to local authorities.

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Indonesia faces flooding, landslide due to climate change

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VOV News English 5 month(s) ago

Indonesia faces flooding, landslide due to climate change

El Nino-triggered torrential rain has caused severe flooding in some parts of Indonesia within the past two weeks.

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Nine killed as storm causes chaos in central Philippines

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Nine killed as storm causes chaos in central Philippines

MANILA, Dec 16 - Nine people were killed and hundreds spent the night huddled on their roofs in the central Philippines as floods generated by a powerful typhoon inundated villages, disaster officials said on Wednesday.

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Flooding takes toll in both VN’s urban areas

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Flooding takes toll in both VN’s urban areas

VietNamNet Bridge - Not only urban areas in the lowlands but cities in highlands have suffered from heavy floods which have caused heavy damages and fatalities.

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At least 70 killed in Indian floods

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

At least 70 people have been killed in India's Tamil region over the last two weeks by severe flooding caused by heavy rains, triggering complaints that the government isn't doing enough to help affected communities.

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Dangerous winters in sizzling Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago

Dangerous winters in sizzling Vietnam

It’s the toughest time of the year to make a living. You see it everywhere in Hoi An. The street vendors dwindle and open air markets shrink as the rain eats into economic opportunities. Winter’s rainy season brings floods, laundry that won’t dry for days and frequent complaints on the pressure of city life.

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