HCM City spends US$437 million combating floods

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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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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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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 2 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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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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Seven dead, one missing in heavy flooding

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Seven dead, one missing in heavy flooding

Severe floods in the central region left at least seven people dead and one missing, according to the Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control in Danang.

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Heavy rain kills 8 in central Vietnam

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Heavy rain in the past four days in central Viet Nam triggered floods that claimed eight lives, submerged nearly 1,000 houses, and forced thousands to evacuate, authorities said yesterday.

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8 rescued, 1 still missing after flash flood sweeps bus away

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8 rescued, 1 still missing after flash flood sweeps bus away

Rescuers in Khanh Hoa Province are searching for a missing passenger on a bus that was swept away in heavy floods late last night, after locals and rescuers managed to save eight others.

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Floods hit 700 households in Khanh Hoa

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More than 700 households along National Highway 1A section are submerged after heavy rain hit the Cam Ranh township, central coastal Khanh Hoa Province.

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Heavy rain causes floods, traffic jams in Ho Chi Minh City

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Heavy rain causes floods, traffic jams in Ho Chi Minh City

Heavy rain that lasted almost two hours on Monday evening caused serious flooding and a severe traffic jam on multiple streets in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Coal consumption for power production surges

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Coal consumption for power production surges

Vietnam’s demand for coal serving power generation is expected to rise by five million tonnes in 2016, said Nguyen Van Bien, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin).

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Urgent action needed to offset Mekong Delta climate change

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Urgent action needed to offset Mekong Delta climate change

The Mekong Delta, one of the most vulnerable deltas in the world in regard to climate change, must begin to take urgent measures to deal with the continuing consequences of changing weather patterns, experts at a seminar held yesterday in Can Tho urged.

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