Ho Chi Minh City is set to begin implementing two projects worth over VND21 trillion (US$944.7 million) for flood control and sewage management in the near future.
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday warned countries that criminalize homosexuality they were "bucking the tide of history," during the first UN high-level meeting on LGBT rights.
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Residents of Ho Chi Minh City have struggled to deal with the highest tides since the beginning of this year, which hit the southern hub on Monday night.
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Here are the leading news stories about Vietnam you should not miss today, September 20.
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Vietnam can expect a damp week as rain has been forecast to increase in intensity across the country, according to a local meteorologist.
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Mass fish deaths have again struck Vietnam, this time in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa, with initial test results indicating that algal bloom is to blame.
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A line of prisoners emerges from Bangkok's sewers covered in a thick film of slime and hauling buckets of sludge -- frontline troops in the battle against a rising tide of plastic waste.
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After Mirinea typhoon weakened into a tropical low pressure at 3 am today, it brought prolonged medium- heavy rain and powerful wind to northern delta provinces and cities such as Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh and Hanoi, reported the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center.
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc kicked off the largest scale and most expensive anti-flooding construction project ever planned for HCM City yesterday, the latest effort by authorities to deal with chronic flooding problems.
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Indonesian authorities have stopped 44 migrants believed to be from Sri Lanka from disembarking from their boat and said on Friday the vessel had to head back out to sea after being supplied with food and fuel and repaired.
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Steel imports into Vietnam surged in the first quarter of 2016 to their highest level on record, in spite of government efforts to stem the tide of shipments from overseas, particularly those from China, the largest producer.
The Ho Chi Minh City Management Center of Anti-flood Program yesterday proposed the HCMC People’s Committee an anti-flood project that needs VND 74, 000 billion in the period of 2016- 2020.
Ho Chi Minh City tries to implement flood prevention program. (Photo:SGGP)
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A small- scale rain lasted less than an hour causing flood on many roads and urban areas in suburban districts of Ho Chi Minh yesterday evening.
Small rain causes flood on the city district. (Photo:SGGP)
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Environmental protection in Hạ Long Bay, in the northern province of Quảng Ninh, remains difficult as large amounts of rubbish are generated by tourists and rubbish collection activitiy is not effective, according to local authorities.
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Microsoft Corp. and Facebook Inc. are teaming up to build an undersea cable in the Atlantic Ocean to deliver fast online and cloud services to customers of both companies.