VN builds maps to warn of natural calamilties
VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam is among the five countries most
affected by high rates of natural calamity in the world. It has
experienced great loss of human life and property damage,
Mekong Delta waits for floods
The lives of thousands of farmers in the Mekong River Delta that depend on “rising-water” season are threatened by the possibility that the floods will not come this year.
Forested area down due to floods
The planted forest area in Vietnam reached 128,800 hectares in the first eight months of this year, a year-on-year decline of 8.7 percent, due to floods in northern mountainous provinces in August.
Mekong Delta region awaits floods
VietNamNet Bridge - The Mekong Delta, the rice, seafood and fruit granary of the country, is facing landslides and sinking, as it no longer receives enough silt because of limited floodwaters.
Five more deaths at gold mine in Lao Cai
VietNamNet Bridge - Local officials said that five more gold miners were found dead because of landslides in Nam Xay commune of Lao Cai province, bringing the total number of dead to seven people.
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Third tropical storm expected in Vietnam
The tropical storm, which developed from a
low-pressure system yesterday afternoon near the East Sea, will
bring torrential rains with rainfall up to 500mm for localities in the
north and central region from this afternoon until Saturday.
Provinces in north Vietnam brace for floods
Chairman of the People’s Committee of the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau Do Ngoc An on August 16 urged relevant bodies to be prepared for potential rain and flooding from an upcoming tropical depression.
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China top polluter Hebei province promises to clean up act
Northern China's Hebei, home to seven of the country's 10 smoggiest cities, has pledged to double up its efforts to tackle hazardous pollution following an environment ministry report accusing the province of failing to rein
Floods in China kill almost 130, wipe out crops
Severe flooding across central and southern China over the past week has killed almost 130 people, damaged more than 1.9 million hectares of crops and led to direct economic losses of more than 38 billion yuan ($5.70 billion),