WB helps farmers in Mekong Delta adapt to climate change

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WB helps farmers in Mekong Delta adapt to climate change

The World Bank approved a US$310 million credit on June 11 to help Vietnam build climate resilience and ensure sustainable livelihoods of 1.2 million people living in nine Mekong Delta provinces affected by climate change, salinity intrusion, coastal erosion, and flooding.

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World Bank approves US$310 million for climate change response in Vietnam

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World Bank approves US$310 million for climate change response in Vietnam

The World Bank has approved US$310 million to help Vietnam build climate response programmes and ensure sustainable livelihoods of 1.2 million people living in nine Mekong Delta provinces affected by climate change, saline intrusion, coastal erosion, and flooding.

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German town awash with mud after floods kill three

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Heavy flooding turns the southwestern German town of Braunsbach into a mess of rubble and mud after a storm that killed at least three in the country.

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Investing in the future

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Investing in the future

As climate change has ratcheted up in increments of severity in Vietnam over recent years through storms, flooding, and saline inundation, Vietnam and the US are stepping up their co-operation in environmental protection and response to climate change, a relatively new area of co-operation that has become urgent in order to protect the safety and prosperity of future generations. Thanh Tung reports.

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Ho Chi Minh City needs over $4 billion to tackle flooding

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Ho Chi Minh City needs over $4 billion to tackle flooding

Ho Chi Minh City needs a large amount of money to fix its flooding problem since it was designed for two million people but the population has surged to more than 10 million, experts said at a conference on the issue Tuesday.

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In the face of urban flooding, some Vietnamese choose to laugh it off

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In the face of urban flooding, some Vietnamese choose to laugh it off

Many roads in Districts 1, 2, 3, Phu Nhuan and Binh Thanh were submerged after more than two hours of downpour due to an insufficient storm drain system. The city has been discussing many plans with huge investment proposals to fix the recurring flooding problem. But after years, images like these continue to be found across the city. Photo credit: Zing

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HCM City invests to deal with floods

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HCM City invests to deal with floods

HCM City authorities have approved an anti-flooding plan for the 2016-2021 period including the use of USD400m from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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