Social News 8/1
HCM City spends 437 million USD combating floods, Firemen extinguish house fire in Dak Lak, Hanoi helps Vientiane build military traditional house, Year-end sees labour shortage, New small hydropower plant serves remote areas in Hoa Binh
Severe floods hit Missouri as U.S. storms sweep north
Missouri residents struggled through a fourth straight day of storms
on Tuesday, fighting rising floodwaters that inundated homes, forced
evacuations and closed highways and even part of the Mississippi River.
Floods attack cities in Central Highlands
VietNamNet Bridge - Floods in cities in the Central Highlands are unusual occurrences. Local residents in Buon Ma Thuot City in Dak Lak province and Da Lat City in Lam Dong had to battle flash floods in early November.
Flooding affects 26% of HCMC citizens
VietNamNet Bridge – Flooding impacts around 26% of city dwellers and
costs this economic hub of Vietnam thousands of billions of Vietnam dong
a year, said the HCMC center for the anti-flood program.
Floods hit 700 households in Khanh Hoa
More than 700 households along National Highway 1A section are submerged after heavy rain hit the Cam Ranh township, central coastal Khanh Hoa Province.
Urgent action needed to offset Mekong Delta climate change
VietNamNet Bridge – The Mekong Delta, one of the most vulnerable
deltas in the world in regard to climate change, must begin to take
urgent measures to deal with the continuing consequences of changing
HCM City may allow private investors to build dikes
VietNamNet Bridge - The HCM City People’s Committee is considering allowing a private company to develop an anti-flooding project to prevent high tides, capitalized at VND9.85 trillion.
Don’t blame God for urban floods, or climate change
VietNamNet Bridge - Not only big cities like HCM City and Hanoi, but also smaller cities such as Hai Phong, Hai Duong, Da Nang, Can Tho, and Vinh Long are having more floods whenever it rains.
Social News 30/9
Police arrest women with rare turtles in luggage, Rumours hit big-drumstick chicken trademark, Funding shortage hinders Viet Nam HIV/AIDS fight, Thousands live in danger of floods, Thanh Hoa to fight against child marriage
Floods kill four in Nghe An
Floods caused by torrential rains over the past few days killed four
people in the central province of Nghe An as of September 21, the
provincial Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and
HCM City struggles to cope with record rainfall, floods
VietNamNet Bridge – Heavy rain continued to flood parts of southern
HCM City last Saturday as the city's billion dollars worth of
anti-flooding infrastructure could not drain the water out fast enough.
Social News 20/9
Norway helps Vietnam surmount bomb, mine aftermaths, Eight dead as floods raging in central Vietnam, Lack of cash ends resettlement work, Pollution kills millions of Quang Tri shrimp, Bac Ninh gets specialised technology centre
10 memorable photos of the flooding in Saigon on Sept 15
Heavy rains on the afternoon and evening of September 15 in HCM City caused deep flooding in many areas. Some people went to the street to catch fish or play on floats. The next morning, some locations were still submerged under 0.5m of water.