Tram Tau district in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai is facing a high risk of landslides due to lingering rains from the beginning of this year and the devastating floods on October 10-11.
Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith on October 18 sent a message to President Tran Dai Quang conveying his sympathies to the Vietnamese Party, Government and people over the recent devastating floods that caused heavy losses in both human lives and property.
The Japanese Government on October 19 decided to provide emergency relief aid for Vietnamese flood-hit areas.
The Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health warned on October 17 that flooding and rains in central and northern provinces could trigger disease outbreaks.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia on October 17 raised funds to support local residents affected by recent floods in northern and north-central regions of the home country.
The Prime Minister on October 16 decided to allocate nearly 29,000 tonnes of rice from national reserves for the central province of Nghe An, which has suffered serious losses due to natural disasters.
Total damage caused by prolonged downpours and floods in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh has exceeded VND800 billion (US$35.2 million), according to the province’s steering board for disaster prevention, search and rescue.
The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF)’s Central Committee has called for all organisations, agencies and community join hands in supporting people suffering from recent floods in northern and central localities.
Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on October 15 sent a letter of sympathy to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh over serious human and property losses caused by recent devastating flooding and landslides.
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh held a working session with authorities of central Thanh Hoa province on October 15 to direct the recovery from the heavy rains and floods that recently hit the province.
VOV.VN - On October 13, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and staff of the Party Central Committee Office each donated one-day’s salary to support people affected by floods and landslides in the northern and central provinces.
The Ho Chi Minh City Red Cross Society plans to deliver more than VND1 billion (US$44,000) raised by its chapters at all levels for flood-hit residents in the northern provinces Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Son La, and Hoa Binh October 13.
The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) on October 12 provided urgent relief, including 900 million in cash and necessities worth over VND50 million, for people severely affected by floods in the northern and central regions.
VOV.VN- Heavy rain over the past few days has caused a deluge of flood water and a large segment of dike on the Bui River (Chuong My, Hanoi) has been breached.
VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 12 made an inspection of the northern province of Ninh Binh for a check of local dykes as the locality suffered from serious deluge over the past few days.
As many as 39 people in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh were reported dead, injured and missing as of 7am on October 12 after tragically damaging rains and floods hit the locality over the past three days.
VOV.VN - Two border guards were swept away by flood and went missing on October 10 when they drove across a spillway of Bon stream in Lang Chang district, ThanhHoa province, said local officials.
The project “Building response capacity, recovery and adaptation to disaster risks and climate for men and women”( RADCC) in Ben Tre province has involved over 17,000 coastal households in changing their environmentally-unfriendly behaviours over four years of implementation.
Research Laboratories of Saigon High-Tech Park has begun installing a flood warning system at flooding hotspots in Ho Chi Minh City, aiming to alert city residents and suggest alternate traffic routes.
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba’s Central Committee and President of the Council of Ministers Raul Castro Ruz has sent a message of sympathy to Vietnamese leaders over heavy losses triggered by the recent storm and flood in the central region.