(VOV) - The Son La hydro-electric power plant, the largest of its kind in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, was inaugurated three years ahead of schedule in Son La province on December 23.
Thousands of local people in Quang Phu and Xuan Chau communes of Thanh Hoa province have been still isolated four days after the Cau Chay River burst its embankment, causing widespread flooding.
Hundreds of families have moved to higher ground after water levels of the Hien and Bang rivers swelled up quickly on July 26, causing widespread flooding and threatening households living along the river banks.
President Truong Tan Sang on July 5 sent a message of condolence to his Indian counterpart, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, over recent floods in the northeastern state of Assam.
Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong district of southern Dong Thap province has welcomed the return of some 35 red-headed (sarus) cranes, as floodwaters have receded since late January.
Over the past two days, heavy rains have caused water levels in major regional rivers to rise quickly, flooding many parts of provinces from Thua Thien-Hue to Quang Ngai.
Heavy rains in the past few days have caused flooding in many parts of Quang Nam province, central Vietnam.
Many residential quarters in central Quang Nam province and Danang city were submerged in floodwaters on November 4.
Vietnamese residents of Bangkok and surrounding areas remain safe with no casualties reported so far, said Ninh Viet Thong, Secretary of the Vietnamese Association in Bangkok, Thailand.
Over the past few days, heavy downpours have caused floodwaters in central provinces to rise quickly, forcing thousands of local residents to evacuate to safe areas.
Vietnam’s rice exports are likely to reach 7.5 million tonnes – a record figure in history, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
At least seven people have been reported dead or missing in flooded areas in the central region, including three in Quang Tri, three in Quang Binh and one in Phu Yen.
Floods have so far claimed 43 lives and submerged nearly 70,000 houses in Mekong Delta provinces, according to the National Committee for Flood and Storm Committee.
Ongoing flooding in the Mekong Delta has claimed the lives of 21 children and three adults, said the National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control.
Four people have been killed and four other injured as storm Haitang hit the mainland.