Hanoi has 18 locations at risk of flooding when rainfall averages at least 50mm per two hours, according to head of the Hanoi Sewerage and Drainage Limited Company.
Flood-sensor chips will be installed at an additional 32 flooding hotspots to warn HCM City residents of potential floods from heavy rains or tides, according to the HCM City Urban Drainage Company.
Some 80% of construction landfills along the capital city’s riverbanks are operating without licences, according to the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang is implementing a sub-project on managing and mitigating the risk of floods in Ba Rai – Phu An area, which is funded by the Asian Development Bank and the Australia Agency for International Development (AusAID).
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has pledged to submit a plan to the government to promptly launch the second stage of a flood-resistant housing programme in the Mekong Delta.
Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities are struggling to reach the target of having wastewater treatment systems at all export processing zones, industrial parks and industrial complexes by 2020.
Ho Chi Minh City authorities are seeking funding approval from the Prime Minister for 36 flood-prevention projects worth a total of VND9.96 trillion (US$438 million).
Ho Chi Minh City hopes to receive more support from Japan to implement flood prevention projects and construct rainwater drainage systems, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Dinh La Thang told Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Tourism Keiichi Ishii.
A sinkhole of more than four meters (13 feet) large has emerged on a street in Ho Chi Minh City following heavy downpour at the weekend, threatening traffic safety, witnesses said.
The World Bank (WB) continues working with and supporting Vietnam in numerous fields, including climate change adaptation, visiting the bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva has assured.
VOV.VN - The World Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva will be on an official visit to Vietnam on March 22 - 24.
The environment agency in the central coastal province of Quang Nam has to date collected nine tonnes of rubbish, covered with crude and clotted oil, along the coastline in Nui Thanh district.
VOV.VN - Le hang, former beauty pageant titleholder, has set a precedent that inspires by gifting three houses to needy residents of the Dai Dong District of Quang Nam Province, her childhood home.
VOV.VN - The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MOPI) has requested the Prime Minister approve a US$100 million financial aid package to help the central region deal with the consequences of natural disasters.
The People’s Committee of the central province of Binh Dinh will build 668 houses for local victims of floods in 2016, according to Director of Binh Dinh’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen My Quang.
Politburo member and Secretary of HCM City’s Party Committee Dinh La Thang has asked the contractor for the city’s tidal flood control project to complete construction by April 30, 2018.
VOV.VN - Heavy rains occurred in Ho Chi Minh City at 4:30pm on February 2 badly affecting local lives on the first working day after the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
VOV.VN - Special attention is being paid to secure a joyful Tet, Vietnam’s Lunar New Year Festival, for people in the central region, who suffered great losses in last year’s flooding.
Ministries, agencies, individuals and organisations have so far donated VND62 billion (US$2.69 million) to flood-hit victims in the central and Central Highlands regions via the National Relief Fund and Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee.
Thais nationwide have donated their money and essential items to help flood victims in the South of Thailand as many of them are still battered by the prolonged flooding.