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.
Social News 10/8
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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),
Drainage project will reduce Hanoi floods
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
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.
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Scientists suggest building 5-7 rolling weirs on Red River
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.