SCG hands over home in Tien Giang

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SaigonTimes English 1 week(s) ago

SCG (Thailand), in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Vietnam (HFHV), has handed over a livable and safe home to a family affected by seasonal floods in Tien Giang Province.

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NGO donates refuge to flood-hit residents

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

NGO Habitat for Humanity Viet Nam on Tuesday handed over a safe house meant for residents living in areas affected by seasonal floods.

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Central region braces for storms

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Central region braces for storms

VietNamNet Bridge – Super storms are expected to hit the central region from Thanh Hoa to Phu Yen with sea waves reaching 2 to 4.5 metres in height.

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HCM City to build 30 lakes to control floods

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Ho Chi Minh City will soon develop 30 lakes in suburban areas and hundreds of others in inner-city areas to hold rainwater in a move to effectively control severe floods, said the Saigon Times Daily.

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Central region braces for storms

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

Central region braces for storms

Super storms are expected to hit the central region from Thanh Hoa to Phu Yen with sea waves reaching 2 to 4.5 metres in height.

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Vietnam to sustain 9-10 direct storms this year

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

Vietnam to sustain 9-10 direct storms this year

Vietnam is expected to sustain from nine to ten storms to directly lash against the nation’s coast this year, said Le Duc Cuong, acting director of the Central Hydrometeorology Center, on Friday.

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Lai Chau households vulnerable from natural disasters

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

More than 1,100 households in the northwestern mountainous province of Lai Chau are residing in areas that are prone to natural calamities, such as Tan Uyen, Tam Duong and Sin Ho districts.

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City officials mull reservoirs to combat damaging floods

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

The HCM City administration expects to reduce by 30 per cent the area that is regularly flooded by building 30 large reservoirs in suburban areas and hundreds of smaller ones in urban areas.

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Climate change boosts conflict risk, hunger: UN panel

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago

Climate change boosts conflict risk, hunger: UN panel

Soaring carbon emissions will amplify the risk of conflict, hunger, floods and migration this century, the UN's expert panel said Monday in a landmark report on the impact of climate change.

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Global warming not stopped, will go on for centuries: WMO

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Global warming not stopped, will go on for centuries: WMO

A U.N. flag is pictured on the top of the WMO building with the Mont-Blanc massif in the background in Geneva

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‘Save the Children’ donates swimming pool to HCMC schools

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

‘Save the Children’ donates swimming pool to HCMC schools

‘Save the Children’, the international non-governmental organization headquartered in the US, yesterday donated a mobile swimming pool to two schools in Nha Be District, one of the vulnerable areas to floods in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Super storms, heavy flooding attack Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Super storms, heavy flooding attack Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Last year, 14 storms and five tropical depressions affected Vietnam, reaching the highest number of storms and tropical depressions on the East Sea in history.

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Flood cost in EU may double by 2050: study

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Floods may cost the European Union 23.5 billion euros (US$32.1 billion) annually by 2050, double the 2013 amount, because of climate change and economic development, a study said on Sunday.

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MOIT steadfastly takes side with hydropower plants

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

MOIT steadfastly takes side with hydropower plants

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), in the document answering Quang Nam people’s question about the responsibility of hydropower plants, said it is unreasonable to claim for the damages caused by the floods.

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Most of rivers are cut into pieces by hydropower dams

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago 1 related news

Most of rivers are cut into pieces by hydropower dams

VietNamNet Bridge – “I can call up the names of a lot of rivers which have been broken by hydropower dams, but I cannot remember any virgin rivers--the ones which have not been conquered by humans,” said Dr. Dao Trong Tu, a well- known scientist.

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