Son La floods kill seven persons
25/06/2015 (GMT+7)
 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
25/06/2015 (GMT+7)
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
06/06/2015 (GMT+7)
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.

Mexico and Texas hit by deadly storms
26/05/2015 (GMT+7)
 At least 13 people have been killed by a tornado that hit the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna.


 
Typhoon Noul hits the Philippines forcing evacuations
11/05/2015 (GMT+7)
 A powerful typhoon has hit the north-east Philippines, in Cagayan province, killing two people and cutting electricity supplies to many parts of the region.

Vietnamese gov’t takes climate change seriously
10/05/2015 (GMT+7)
 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
04/05/2015 (GMT+7)
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
13/04/2015 (GMT+7)
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
01/04/2015 (GMT+7)
 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 claim four lives, ruin crops in central region
01/04/2015 (GMT+7)
 Sudden floods marking the start of summer have claimed four lives and damaged a total of 11,000ha of rice and vegetables in the central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai.


 
Floods ruin central region crops
31/03/2015 (GMT+7)
  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
30/03/2015 (GMT+7)
 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


 
Experts suggest building reservoirs to control floods in city
19/03/2015 (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Building reservoirs and embankments is one of the measures for HCMC to control floods and adapt to climate change,

Thousands of people displaced by floods in Indonesia: UN
27/12/2014 (GMT+7)
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
21/12/2014 (GMT+7)
 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
06/12/2014 (GMT+7)
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
05/10/2014 (GMT+7)
 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
04/10/2014 (GMT+7)
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
26/09/2014 (GMT+7)
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

Powerful Kalmaegi to strike northern coast in hours
16/09/2014 (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Tropical storm Kalmaegi, packing winds of up to 133 km per hour, is expected to bring heavy rains of 100 to 300mm in the northern region tonight.


 

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