Five more deaths at gold mine in Lao Cai
24/08/2016 (GMT+7)
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.

Social News 23/8
23/08/2016 (GMT+7)
 Floods kill two miners in Lao Cai, Boat sinks off Rach Goc, six fishermen rescued, Int’l water, energy expo to open in HCM City, Dengue fever incidence spirals in Khanh Hoa, Activities held nationwide to celebrate National Day

Late floods, rodent attacks hit Mekong Delta crops
23/08/2016 (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – The late arrival of floods in the Mekong Delta provinces this year has been blamed on a major attack by rats on crops there.

Third tropical storm expected in Vietnam
18/08/2016 (GMT+7)
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.

Eleven dead, thousands of homes ravaged in Louisiana floods
17/08/2016 (GMT+7)
 Search-and-rescue operations were still underway on Tuesday in Louisiana, where at least 11 people have died in severe floods that damaged about 40,000 homes,

Provinces in north Vietnam brace for floods
17/08/2016 (GMT+7)
 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. 

Disaster declared for Louisiana floods that have killed five
15/08/2016 (GMT+7)
 U.S. President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration on Sunday for flood-ravaged Louisiana, where at least five people have died and emergency crews have rescued more than 7,000 people stranded by historic flooding.

Torrential rain, flash floods threaten many localities in Vietnam
11/08/2016 (GMT+7)
 Fourteen localities in the north and central region have been put on high alert till Sunday, over torrential rain of up to 250mm and flash floods.

Social News 10/8
10/08/2016 (GMT+7)
Lao Cai hammered with flash floods, landslides, Cyber-scammer gets 14 years in prison, Hanoi to check safety of old buildings, More policies needed to attract talented Vietnamese expats home, Deputy PM wants action on dengue fever

Macedonia declares state of emergency after 21 die in flash floods
09/08/2016 (GMT+7)
 Macedonia declared a state of emergency in its capital Skopje and neighboring districts on Sunday, a day after at least 21 people were killed in flash floods caused by a storm.

Torrential rains, flash floods ravage Lao Cai: 12 dead and missing
05/08/2016 (GMT+7)
 Torrential downpours and flash floods have hit the northern province of Lao Cai, leaving 12 dead and missing.

China top polluter Hebei province promises to clean up act
06/07/2016 (GMT+7)
 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
06/07/2016 (GMT+7)
 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),

At least 40 feared dead in rains, landslides in northern India
04/07/2016 (GMT+7)
 At least 40 people were feared dead following a downpour that triggered flash floods and landslides in northern Indian Uttarakhand state over the weekend, a state official said.

Flash floods kill 24 in Indonesia, thousands of homes damaged
20/06/2016 (GMT+7)
 Flash floods and landslides killed 24 people in Indonesia's Central Java province, officials said on Sunday, forcing residents to evacuate to safer areas as torrential rains damaged thousands of homes.

Drainage project will reduce Hanoi floods
12/06/2016 (GMT+7)
Dao Duy Cuong, deputy director of Ha Noi Drainage Project Management Board speaks to Infonet online newspaper about the effectiveness of the Ha Noi Drainage Project capitalised at VND6 trillion (US$268 trillion). 

Huge money spent on drainage system, but Hanoi still floods
10/06/2016 (GMT+7)
Hanoi’ streets were flooded on May 25 after a heavy rain, but have now come back to life. However, worries still exist. If the water drainage system does not improve, Hanoians will continue to see more floods in the future.

Social News 1/6
01/06/2016 (GMT+7)
 Hanoi to have five public parks of world standards, Worker dies at new Ghenh bridge construction site, HCM City pilots electricity-powered bus routes, Son La: Floods kill three people, Vietnam attends Pacific international tourism expo

Floods in Hanoi reoccur because of poor planning, say experts
28/05/2016 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge – Experts have said that the more the city tries to prevent flooding, the worse the flooding becomes in Hanoi.

Scientists suggest building 5-7 rolling weirs on Red River
09/05/2016 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has proposed to build 5-7 spillways on the Red River in order to raise water for agricultural production and the underground water level.