Da Nang prepares for natural disasters

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

More than 58,100 households with over 245,200 people in the central city of Da Nang will be evacuated in case of a super storm following the city's plan on natural disaster prevention and control.

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Over VND44 trillion needed for flood control in delta

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VietnamNet English 7 day(s) ago

Over VND44 trillion needed for flood control in delta

VietNamNet Bridge – The Mekong Delta region will need around VND44.55 trillion to control floods, adapt to climate change and cushion the impact of rising sea levels on agricultural production, infrastructure and local communities.

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Mekong Delta urged to control flooding amid climate change

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 2 duplicate news

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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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

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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Stronger typhoons, harsher drought to hit Vietnam under El Ninõ

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Stronger typhoons, harsher drought to hit Vietnam under El Nino

Fewer but stronger typhoons are expected to hit Vietnam this year ahead of a harsh drought brought on by El Ninõ conditions, meteorologists said

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Natural disasters out of control

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Natural disasters out of control

Better forecasts and better emergency action was needed to mitigate the effects of climate change, said Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.

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Flash floods, landslides cause over VND3 trillion losses

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago

Flash floods, landslides cause over VND3 trillion losses

(VOV) - Though Vietnam has extensive experience dealing with natural disasters, climate change their frequency and intensity are on the rise, inflicting great loss of life and property.

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HCM City floods more severe in recent years

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

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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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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Ha Tinh people fear floods if hydropower dam breaks

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Ha Tinh people fear floods if hydropower dam breaks

VietNamNet Bridge – With an enormous 38 million cubic-meter “water-bag” hung at the height of 72 meters, the Ho Ho hydropower plant is viewed by many residents in Huong Khe district in Ha Tinh province and Huong Hoa commune of Quang Binh province as a major threat to their livelihoods during flood season.

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Flash floods leave 1 dead, another missing

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

Floods triggered by torrential rains in northern mountainous provinces killed one person and left another missing on Wednesday, according to the Central Steering Committee on Flood and Storm Control.

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Lowlands residents live in constant fear of hydropower dam collapse

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

Lowlands residents live in constant fear of hydropower dam collapse

VietNamNet Bridge - Many legal documents and instructions on the standard process of operating hydropower water reservoirs have been released, but these represent no assurance to the people who live in the lowlands.

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Ministry assesses hydro power plants

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Stricter management over hydro power plants would benefit the public, the environment and economic development, said Industry and Trade Minister Vu Huy Hoang.

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Hydropower-plant officials offered false promises, say lowlands residents

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Hydropower-plant officials offered false promises, say lowlands residents

VietNamNet Bridge – When they began to build a hydropower plant on Ba River, the investors promised that the plant would provide the lowlands with water and help ease floods. But they have backed away from their promises.

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Climate infrastructure needed

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

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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