Hydrometeorology forecast called to improve

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Linh Ngoc has suggested that the quality of hydrometeorology forecasting should be improved in anticipation of the complex development of natural disasters in 2015.

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Vietnamese photographer sees beauty in nature's violence

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Vietnamese photographer sees beauty in nature's violence

Dang Tuan Trung, a 47-year-old architect, is, perhaps, the first known storm chaser in Vietnam, where an average of six to seven typhoons strike every year.

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Philippines evacuates 24,000 people ahead of Maysak

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Philippines evacuates 24,000 people ahead of Maysak

As many as 24,000 people in the Philippine coastal province of Aurora were evacuated on April 4 as typhoon Maysak possibly makes landfall on the country’s northeast coast.

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NGO, foundation launch disaster risk reduction project in 3 Vietnamese provinces

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NGO, foundation launch disaster risk reduction project in 3 Vietnamese provinces

A community project for the reduction of disaster risks in flood-prone areas was launched this week in three provinces in Vietnam by the international non-governmental organization Save the Children and Prudence Foundation of Prudential Vietnam.

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Southeast Asia faces increasingly intense climate events: Analysts

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Southeast Asia faces increasingly intense climate events: Analysts

Densely populated Southeast Asian island states such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines are likely to face more intense climate events in future, analysts said on Thursday.

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Programme launched to help areas at risk

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A programme to support communities in the disaster-affected areas of Dien Bien Province, Hai Phong City and Tien Giang Province was launched today.

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Vulnerable communities in disaster zones to receive support

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A programme to support communities in the disaster-affected areas of Dien Bien Province, Hai Phong City and Tien Giang Province was launched today.

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Malaysia prepares for 9th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

The 9 th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) will take place from March 15-16 in the northwest state of Kedah , Malaysia , announced Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on March 9.

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Project designed to cope with super typhoons

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Project designed to cope with super typhoons

Maps demonstrating areas vulnerable to elevated water levels caused by hurricanes in coastal provinces are at the heart of a project to cope with super typhoons conducted by the National Steering Committee for Flood Control and Prevention.

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Project designed to cope with super typhoons

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Maps demonstrating areas vulnerable to elevated water levels caused by hurricanes in coastal provinces are at the heart of a project to cope with super typhoons conducted by the National Steering Committee for Flood Control and Prevention.

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Five storms, tropical depressions to affect Vietnam this year

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Five storms, tropical depressions to affect Vietnam this year

VietNamNet Bridge - This year the East Sea will have nine to 10 storms and tropical depressions and four to five of them will directly affect Vietnam’s mainland, a lower number than the average of previous years, according to Hoang Duc Cuong, director of the National Meteorological Forecast Center.

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Typhoon season: Vietnam faces heightened risk this year

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Typhoon season: Vietnam faces heightened risk this year

(VOV) - Meteorologists at a seminar in Hanoi on February 3 warned that the 2015 storm season is likely to be a doozy, with more storms and major typhoons than average.

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Home cheap home: Vietnam architect's quest for low-cost housing

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Home cheap home: Vietnam architect's quest for low-cost housing

Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house looks much like others deep in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. But unlike them, his seemingly simple abode is designed to withstand typhoons, flooding and earthquakes -- and at a cost of less than $4,000 could herald a new wave of cheap, sustainable housing.

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Philippines to import 600,000 tonnes of rice in 2015

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VietnamPlus English 5 month(s) ago

The Philippines’ National Food Authority initially approved the importation of 600,000 tonnes of rice in 2015 amid lower rice production and damage inflicted by typhoons this year, Manila Standard Today reported on December 12.

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Schools, offices shut as typhoon bears down on Philippines

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Schools, offices shut as typhoon bears down on Philippines

MANILA, Dec 4 - Schools and government offices were shut in parts of the central Philippines on Thursday and residents stocked up on supplies and food, as provinces yet to recover from last year's devastating super-typhoon Haiyan braced for another category 5 storm.

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