Son La floods kill seven persons
Seven people were killed and four were missing following
floods triggered by Typhoon Kujira in Thuan Chau and Yen Chau Districts
in the northern mountainous Son La Province.
Four die as typhoon hits Vietnam
Heavy rain from typhoon Kujira raised river water levels and caused flash floods in Son La on June 24, claiming at least three lives, including a four-year-old child, the provincial Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control reported.
Plastic greenhouses may exacerbate flooding
VietNamNet Bridge – Flash floods last week in Vietnam's
horticultural capital, Da Lat, in the Central Highlands, left many homes
roof-deep in water and killed one person.
Vietnamese gov’t takes climate change seriously
VietNamNet Bridge – As one of the countries that will endure the worst
impacts of climate change, Vietnam has been comprehensively preparing to
mitigate the troubles that lie ahead.
BUSINESS IN BRIEF 4/5
HCM City develops seaport system, Hanoi moves to lure more foreign investment, Foreign meat floods Vietnamese market, Investors interested in railway projects, More interest shown at Hanoi auctions
Social News 13/4
Five fishermen rescued off coast of Da Nang, Food firm found guilty of unhygienic practise, Police catch animal traders, Hanoi to rescue residents from risk of sewage floods, Marine police seize 135,000 tonnes of oil
Drought wreaks havoc on various regions
VietNamNet Bridge – Crops in the central, Central Highlands and
Mekong Delta regions have been pinched by severe drought and the
National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting predicted that the
situation would not end soon.
Floods ruin central region crops
Sudden floods marking the start of summer have damaged a
total of 11,000ha of rice and vegetables in the central provinces of
Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai.
Social News 30/3
New bridge opens in Da Nang, Unusual floods kill 3 in central Vietnam, Australia assists Vietnam in improving water quality, Traffic banned on Pasteur and Le Duan Streets, Three die in separate train accidents
Thousands of people displaced by floods in Indonesia: UN
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
Affairs said that an estimated 78,800 people were displaced by floods in
the Indonesian province of Aceh last week, UN spokesman Stephane
Dujarric said here Friday.
Villagers struggle after dam breaks
VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Thi Vy's home in Quang Lam Village in the
upper reaches of Dam Ha Dam is among four others that collapsed after
the dam broke due to heavy rains late October in the northern province
of Quang Ninh's Dam Ha District.
Vietnam, US hold labour dialogue
Vietnam, US hold labour dialogue; Floods kill two children, inundate Hue's low-lying areas; Illegal teaching centers disbanded in HCMC; Vietnam takes active measures to prevent bubonic plague; Vietnam works to improve information security
Floods threaten HCM City underground structures
VietNamNet Bridge – The safety of underground structures in HCM City
has been questioned after two downpours last month flooded the basement
of a luxury apartment tower in Binh Thanh District and damaged six cars
Social News 4/10
Alleged rhino horn syndicate boss awaits trial behind bars; HCMC leaders determined to control floods in inner-city area; Fires claim 55 lives in nine months; Son La seizes largest heroin haul; Traffic accident in Dak Lak kills two, injuries 11
Deputy PM speaks to UN on climate
VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam would stand together with the world in
fighting climate change, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham
Binh Minh pledged at the United Nations Climate Change Summit