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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Southern national park faces risk of forest fires following dry spell

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Southern national park faces risk of forest fires following dry spell

The 8,527ha U Minh Ha National Park in the southernmost province of Ca Mau is facing increased threats of forest fires, according to the Ca Mau Sub-department of Forest Protection.

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Unlawful gold mining still rife in northern province

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Illegal gold mining continues to be a problem in Pi Toong Commune in the northern mountainous province of Son La, despite local authorities' efforts to stop it.

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Thai PM urges actions against drought

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed concerns over the current drought situation and ordered relevant agencies to lay down their problem-solving guidelines and ensure systematic and accessible assistance to the drought-afflicted.

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Mekong Delta to suffer fresh water shortage next month

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news 2 related news

An influx of saline water will flow 40-60km inland into the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta's coastal provinces next month, according to the Southern Irrigation Science Institute.

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Delta to suffer fresh water shortage after massive salinity intrusion

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago 2 related news

Delta to suffer fresh water shortage after massive salinity intrusion

An influx of saline water will flow 40-60km inland, into the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta's coastal provinces next month, according to the Southern Irrigation Science Institute.

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Delta to suffer fresh water shortage after massive salinity intrusion

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago 2 related news

Delta to suffer fresh water shortage after massive salinity intrusion

An influx of saline water will flow 40-60km inland, into the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta's coastal provinces next month, according to the Southern Irrigation Science Institute.

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Thailand's northern provinces hit by worst drought in decades

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

Thailand’s northeastern provinces of Buriram and Sakon Nakhon are being plagued by the worst drought in decades and are in urgent need of assistance.

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Dong Nai invests infrastructure for climate change adaption

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VietnamPlus English 6 month(s) ago

The southern province of Dong Nai has spent 1.5 trillion VND (75 million USD) over the last five years to build infrastructure facilities to respond to climate change, said Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vo Van Chanh.

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Poor preparedness

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SaigonTimes English 6 month(s) ago

Despite early warnings from weather forecast agencies against Typhoon Wutip, known locally as Storm No. 10, despite urgent instructions from central and local authorities to take quick measures to protect human lives and properties, and despite hasty preparations from local people, losses and damages caused by the strong typhoon are quite extensive.

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Washed away

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SaigonTimes English 7 month(s) ago

The losses are extensive as at least five people were killed, three remained missing, dozens of houses and properties have been swept away, and numerous other houses are damaged following the massive discharge of water from Ea Drang Reservoir in Daklak Province last week. The reservoir operator had to open the sluice gates to protect the dam, which otherwise would have crumpled and caused a greater disaster to residential areas downstream. The key argument, however, is the decision to discharge...

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 10/11

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VietnamNet English 8 month(s) ago

State bank auctions more gold, demand stays high

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City seeks investors for two sluice gates

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SaigonTimes English 9 month(s) ago

HCMC – HCMC is calling on capable investors to participate in two sluice gate projects, namely Phu Xuan and Song Kinh, each costing about VND1.2 trillion.

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 29/3

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VietnamNet English 9 month(s) ago 2 related news

Exhibition to bring new foreign technology to town

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HCM City faces flooding if rain continues to fall

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VietNam News English 9 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

HCM City faces flooding if rain continues to fall

Work on HCM City's water drainage system has helped to stem flooding this year, but experts warn that more floods of a larger scale could reoccur if serious measures are not taken.

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