Vietnam city agency draws flak for failing to stop flooding

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 day(s) ago

Vietnam city agency draws flak for failing to stop flooding

Ho Chi Minh City’s transport department has come under fire for failing to come up with solutions for the chronic flooding in parts of the city in its role as a think tank for the government for anti-flooding work.

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New flood-prevention measures on the table for HCM City

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 day(s) ago

New flood-prevention measures on the table for HCM City

The deputy chairman of Ho Chi Minh City's People Committee, Nguyen Huu Tin, recently called for seminars to be held in order to discuss measures to cope with flooding in the area.

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HCMC focuses on preventing flooding after rains

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SaiGon GP English 2 day(s) ago

HCMC focuses on preventing flooding after rains

Flood control experts could not answers a question on causes of flooding after rains in the city asked by Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Huu Tin yesterday.

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Vietnam megacity still deluged due to procrastination of flood control work

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 6 day(s) ago

Vietnam megacity still deluged due to procrastination of flood control work

Tardiness in flood control and the failure to keep anti-flooding plans updated have been the main reason for persistent inundation in Ho Chi Minh City, which is Vietnam’s biggest economic hub.

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Social News 16/10

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Search for Vietnamese sailors called off

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Mekong focuses on sustainable rice development

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

Mekong focuses on sustainable rice development

The Mekong Delta plans to promote large-scale paddy fields on 1.2 million hectares with a specific focus on commercial value and quality for exports, according to the Southwest Region Steering Committee.

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Floods threaten HCM City underground structures

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

Floods threaten HCM City underground structures

The safety of underground structures in HCM City has been questioned after two downpours last month flooded the basement of a luxury apartment tower in Binh Thanh District and damaged six cars while one person was found dead in the flooded basement of a building under construction in District 1.

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HCM City invests US$23 million to upgrade embankment system

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has decided to invest VND492 billion (US$23 million) in upgrading the city’s embankment and drainage systems in 2014 and 2015.

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HCM City invests 23 million USD to upgrade embankment system

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has decided to invest 492 billion VND (23 million USD) in upgrading the city’s embankment and drainage systems in 2014 and 2015.

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Hydroelectric plant in Laos puts local farmers under tenterhooks

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Hydroelectric plant in Laos puts local farmers under tenterhooks

VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the Mekong Delta have raised their voice against hydroelectric plants developed on the Mekong River in Laos, saying that those projects would cause huge difficulties for them in cultivation, fish farming and flood control.

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Over VND44 trillion needed for flood control in delta

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VietnamNet English 2 month(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 2 month(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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HCM City floods more severe in recent years

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VietnamNet English 2 month(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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Committee calls for flood preparations

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

The National Steering Committee for Flood Control and Prevention and the National Committee for Search and Rescue yesterday sent an urgent official note to northern and northeastern provinces requesting preparations to cope with possible floods and landslides.

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Water levels surge in upper Mekong

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Water levels in the upper section of the Mekong River have been rising quickly, breaching or close to alarm levels in some places, according to the National Hydrometeorological Forecast Centre.

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