Hydroelectric plant in Laos puts local farmers under tenterhooks

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Hydroelectric plant in Laos puts local farmers under tenterhooks

VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the Mekong Delta have raised their voice against hydroelectric plants developed on the Mekong River in Laos, saying that those projects would cause huge difficulties for them in cultivation, fish farming and flood control.

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Torrential rains submerge Central Highland province

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Torrential rains submerge Central Highland province

VietNamNet Bridge – Heavy rain in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong's Hiep An commune caused serious flooding which blocked traffic to the neighbouring city of Da Lat.

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Mekong Delta urged to control flooding amid climate change

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Mekong Delta urged to control flooding amid climate change

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta should make efforts to control floods that are unseasonably early or too powerful to minimise damage and take advantage of the phenomenon for economic development, experts have said.

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Flood death toll rises to 45 in Cambodia

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At least 45 people in Cambodia have died and thousands of families have been evacuated from homes to higher grounds in floods caused by monsoon rains and rivers overflowing their banks, a senior official said on August 21.

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New reservoir system will help prevent flooding in HCM City

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New reservoir system will help prevent flooding in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City authorities are planning to build a system of reservoirs that will help regulate water levels and decrease flooding by 30 percent.

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HCM City floods more severe in recent years

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HCM City floods more severe in recent years

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City was seriously flooded by a heavy rain that lasted more than half an hour on the evening of August 18. Experts say that flooding is getting worse in the city.

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Delta takes action to protect people, crops

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Upstream provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have built dykes and flood-proof residential clusters to protect crops and ensure the safety of residents as the annual flooding season has produced higher than normal water levels.

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Early floods damage hundreds of paddy hectares in delta

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Early floods damage hundreds of paddy hectares in delta

VietNamNet Bridge – The early floods in the Mekong Delta this year have damaged around 220 hectares of paddy of the summer-autumn crop in Hong Ngu District, Dong Thap Province, leaving losses of an estimated VND2 billion.

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Reservoir repairs to cost $110m

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

Authorities in central Ha Tinh Province need VND2.3 trillion (US$110 million) to prevent 117 leaking and otherwise rundown reservoirs from flooding in the rainy season.

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Vietnam scraps a dozen planned hydropower projects

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Vietnam scraps a dozen planned hydropower projects

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has scrapped 12 planned hydropower projects citing low economic benefits and high social and environmental risks, said Dang Huy Cuong, head of the General Department of Energy.

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Bridge needed in Dak Lak

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

To cross the Krong Ana River, more than 100 households in Hoa Le Commune must use a cable and a pulley, as the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak cannot afford to build a bridge.

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Ha Noi urged to boost flood controls

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Ha Noi Water Resources Management Department and irrigation work operators must prepare plans to deal with flooding during the rainy season, said vice chairman of the municipal People's Committee, Tran Xuan Viet.

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Central Vietnam hydropower dam breaks again, flooding fields

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Central Vietnam hydropower dam breaks again, flooding fields

A hydropower dam in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai broke again on Friday morning causing a flash flood that claimed more than 100 hectares of farmland.

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Houses remain isolated after typhoon flooding

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Nearly 20 households in Phong Lai commune's Phieng Luong village remain isolated by water nearly two weeks after typhoon Rammasun battered the northern mountainous province of Son La.

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Climate infrastructure needed

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Climate infrastructure needed

VietNamNet Bridge – Mega-cities and big cities have endured dangerous impact from climate change, but small- and medium-sized towns will suffer the most, according to experts.

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