Anyone who meets Pham Thi Huong Giang, initiator and key operator of the "Nha Chong Lu" (Flood Resistant Houses) – a social project which supports residents living in areas affected by natural disasters, always wonders how this woman has so much energy to handle her heavy workload.
Vietnamese and Danish experts and architects gathered at a seminar themed “Danish Week-Sustainable City Solutions” in Hanoi on December 12, to share experience in urban planning policies and solutions to the development of green and sustainable cities.
Despite positive reports from authorities on the steady increase of the national forest cover, the size of the country’s protected forest is in fact decreasing at an alarming rate, experts said.
People in the central province of Thua Thien - Hue have continued to receive support from organisations and agencies to overcome losses in recent floods.
More than VND1.1 billion (US$48,400) was raised to build flood-proof houses at a musical event in Hanoi on December 3.
The Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund on November 27 held a ceremony to present scholarships to students of ethnic groups and children of naval soldiers and fishermen in the central coastal province of Phu Yen who were severely affected by storm Damrey.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam Embassy in Laos launched a fundraising campaign on November 25 to help flood victims in Vietnam’s flood-stricken localities.
Continuous heavy rain since November 19 evening worsened the inundation in lowland areas in the central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Tri, with three people reported dead.
Vietnamese expatriates in Algeria have joined hands to support people in the central and Central Highlands provinces that were devastated by floods caused by typhoon Damrey early this month.
The Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank) has presented VND1.2 billion (US$52,800) to flood-hit residents in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.
Seven dams and reservoirs in Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue provinces have begun releasing water as the central region experiences torrential downpours.
VOV.VN - Ha Thu, who finished among the Top 16 finalists of Miss Earth 2017, has presented gifts worth VND100 million (US$4,545) to flood-stricken families in Phong Dien District in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.
VOV.VN -Miss Globe 2017 Khanh Ngan has presented gifts worth VND200 million to flood-stricken families in Dong Xuan district, south-central Phu Yen province.
The Vietnam Diary Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) has offered VND3 billion (US$132,000) donated by its 6,000 managers and workers to support flood-hit local residents in Yen Bai, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa provinces to help them repair and rebuild their houses.
The Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association (LVFA) Central Committee has presented 100 million LAK (around 12,000 USD) to support Vietnamese people suffered losses caused by recent floods and storms.
Ho Chi Minh City wants to work with Kirloskar Brothers Limited from India in fields of mutual concern, especially in urban flood control and solutions to saltwater intrusion, said Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen.
VOV.VN -Voice of Vietnam (VOV) President Nguyen The Ky on November 7 called on all employees to donate at least one day's salary for victims of typhoon Damrey and floods in the south-central region of Vietnam.
The CARE International in Vietnam on October 31 launched activities to support flood-hit residents of the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh to overcome consequences of severe floods in early October.
The General Association of Vietnamese Cambodians on October 31 launched a campaign to raise funds for flood-hit residents in northern mountainous and north central provinces of the home country.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked for prompt measures to be taken to support flood-hit communities’ re-building efforts during a meeting with officials from Thanh Hoa, Hoa Binh, Yen Bai and Son La in Hanoi on October 26.