HCMC to spend US$450 million on canal clean-up project

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HCMC to spend US$450 million on canal clean-up project

Ho Chi Minh City Environmental Hygiene Project Management Board, investor of Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal clean-up project, said that the second phase of the project would be implemented this year at a total capital of US$450 million from World Bank loans.

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Mekong in need of irrigation funding

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Mekong Delta will mobilise VND171.7 trillion (US$8.1 billion) to build the region's irrigation system until 2050 to adapt to climate change and sea level rises.

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Saigon may be flooded on Christmas Day

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Saigon may be flooded on Christmas Day

VietNamNet Bridge - According to the meteorological station of the South region, due to colder air, the waters from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau will be subjected to a strong northeast wind and the tide in the downstream Saigon - Dong Nai river will continue to rise over the next few days.

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Typhoon Kalmaegi wrecks havoc in northern Vietnam

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VietnamPlus English 5 month(s) ago

Typhoon Kalmaegi wrecks havoc in northern Vietnam

Kalmaegi, the third typhoon to hit Vietnam this year, has claimed at least 10 lives and injured even more, and caused huge economic losses since it made landfall in the north on September 16.

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Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – June 10

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 9 month(s) ago

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – June 10

Briefs on some of the leading news stories published on Tuesday (June 10) in Tuoi Tre newspaper:

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City officials mull reservoirs to combat damaging floods

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VietNam News English 11 month(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 12 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 17 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 18 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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