Philippines to import 600,000 tonnes of rice in 2015

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(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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Philippines lowers 2014 rice output target

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

Philippines is likely to miss its rice production this year due to strong typhoons, according to the country’s Department of Agriculture.

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Japan braces as super typhoon Vongfong powers north

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Japan braces as super typhoon Vongfong powers north

Japan was bracing on Friday for its strongest storm this year, a super typhoon powering north toward the Okinawa island chain that threatens to rake a wide swathe of the nation with strong winds and torrential rain.

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Japan braces as super typhoon Vongfong powers north

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Japan braces as super typhoon Vongfong powers north

Japan was bracing on Friday for its strongest storm this year, a super typhoon powering north towards the Okinawa island chain that threatens to rake a wide swathe of the nation with strong winds and torrential rain.

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Quang Ninh-Thanh Hoa at highest risk of powerful storms: study

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Quang Ninh-Thanh Hoa at highest risk of powerful storms: study

The coastal region from Quang Ninh in northern Vietnam to the south-central province of Thanh Hoa is at the highest risk from strong storms, including super-typhoons, in Vietnam, a new study says.

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Government builds 40,000 flood-resistant homes for poor people

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Government builds 40,000 flood-resistant homes for poor people

The authorities have decided to support a project to build 40,000 flood-resistant homes in 14 central provinces between 2014 to 2016.

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Vietnam on alert as typhoon Kalmaegi sweeping into East Sea

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Vietnam on alert as typhoon Kalmaegi sweeping into East Sea

Typhoon Kalmaegi is heading towards the East Sea and expected to cause strong wind and rough seas after sweeping through the Philippines, meteorologists have warned.

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Da Nang prepares for natural disasters

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VietNam News English 3 month(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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Government funds local flood shelters

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered the release of aid that will enable each poor household in Viet Nam's central region to build storm- and flood-resistant homes.

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Stronger typhoons, harsher drought to hit Vietnam under El Ninõ

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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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Philippines to spend 4 bln USD on post-Haiyan recovery

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VietnamPlus English 4 month(s) ago

The Philippine government plans to spend nearly 4 billion USD to rehabilitate areas devastated by super typhoon Haiyan last year, senior adviser to President Benigno Aquino on Haiyan rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson told the media on August 1.

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Monsanto Philippines: Vision and actions of a responsible business partner in agriculture

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Monsanto Philippines: Vision and actions of a responsible business partner in agriculture

On the occasion of the Responsible Business Forum and Sustainable Business Award held in the Philippines on July 14 – 15, VIR’s Hoang Anh talked with Sandro Riss, Monsanto Philippines’ country lead on the vision and actions of a sustainable and responsible company in agriculture.

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Gold miner claims US$4.5 million in flood damages in central Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

Gold miner Besra Vietnam said Monday it was working with the Bao Minh insurance company to calculate the damages and losses caused by typhoons and floods that halted its operation at the Bong Mieu mine in the central province of Quang Nam last November.

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Deputy PM spells out ministries’ tasks during typhoon season

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SaiGon GP English 7 month(s) ago

The Government Office on May 30 dispatched to relevant agencies instructions issued by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai to be fully prepared for possible super typhoons during the approaching storm season.

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