Measures announced to reduce flooding in Hanoi

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Measures announced to reduce flooding in Hanoi

The Hanoi Sewage and Drainage Company has announced three scenarios to reduce heavy flooding in the city during the upcoming rainy season.

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Hanoi drainage project runs behind schedule

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago

Hanoi drainage project runs behind schedule

The Hanoi Drainage Project for Environmental Improvement which was started more than a decade ago is still under progress while the capital's inadequate sewers are still unable to cope with heavy flooding.

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HCM City green lights 84 flood prevention projects

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 week(s) ago

HCM City green lights 84 flood prevention projects

HCM City has announced that it will pump an estimated VNĐ11.61 trillion (US$505 million) into 84 projects in an attempt to reduce floods over the next five years.

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VND1.4 trillion proposed for anti-flood vehicles in HCM City

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VND1.4 trillion proposed for anti-flood vehicles in HCM City

The HCM City Anti-Flood Steering Centre has been seeking approval from the people's committee to spend VND1.4 trillion (USD65 million) on a project to buy water pumping vehicles for dealing with flooding.

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Ho Chi Minh City may spend $62 million on mobile pumps to fight flooding

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City may spend $62 million on mobile pumps to fight flooding

In its latest effort to fight worsening flooding, Ho Chi Minh City has come up with a plan to invest VND1.4-trillion (US$61.9 million) in a response team with mobile pumps.

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Experts seek solutions to Mekong Delta's worst drought in 100 years

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Experts seek solutions to Mekong Delta's worst drought in 100 years

VietNamNet Bridge - In the future, the Mekong Delta will suffer increasingly severe impact from climate change. Drought, saltwater intrusion, lack of sediment and severe flooding in the rainy season will all occur, scientists said.

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HCM City needs $603m to clean canals

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago 3 related news

HCM City needs $603m to clean canals

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City will need VND13.5 trillion (US$602.678 million) more for its programme to improve water bodies, which started in 2001 with the aim of cleaning up all canals, the People's Committee has said.

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HCM City drainage channels disappearing

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

HCM City drainage channels disappearing

Ho Chi Minh City’s canals, drains and waterways are being filled up or clogged, making the city increasingly susceptible to flooding during rains. A lack of public awareness and poor city management have been blamed for the problem.

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Restaurants and beer gardens flourish next to sewage canal

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VietStock FI English 3 month(s) ago

Despite the smell, and amid cheap rents and flooding, beer gardens, restaurants and karaoke parlours have traditionally found a home along the open Boeung Trabek sewage canal. Residential developments fuelled by local and foreign investment, have, however, led to the soaring of prices in areas slightly further from the main canal, posing the question of what can be done to encourage residential development.

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Saline intrusion a threat to crops in Mekong Delta

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Saline intrusion a threat to crops in Mekong Delta

VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are facing a loss of crops as severe saline intrusion has occurred earlier than normal this year.

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Saline intrusion a threat to crops in Mekong Delta

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Saline intrusion a threat to crops in Mekong Delta

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are facing a loss of crops as severe saline intrusion has occurred earlier than normal this year.

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Can Tho supported to combat flood

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VOV News English 3 month(s) ago

Can Tho supported to combat flood

The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) has agreed to support the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to implement an urban flood-resisting project.

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HCM City plan to build reservoirs blasted

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VietnamNet English 4 month(s) ago 1 related news

HCM City plan to build reservoirs blasted

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City has decided to build three reservoirs at a cost of VND950 billion (US$42 million) to prevent flooding, but critics say they are not really needed and improving the sewerage system should be the priority.

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Linh fish, a specialty in late flooding season

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VietnamNet English 4 month(s) ago 1 related news

Linh fish, a specialty in late flooding season

VietNamNet Bridge – From the tenth to eleventh months of the lunar calendar, the flooding season comes to an end in the Mekong Delta. But that marks the start of the migratory linh fish (Siamese mud carp) season.

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River salinity from sea badly hits Mekong Delta rice crop

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

River salinity from sea badly hits Mekong Delta rice crop

Many rice farmers in Ben Tre Province have started harvesting their immature rice plants after little rainfall and no flooding for the first time ever exposed their crops to river-borne salinity early.

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