The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and its Yen Bai chapter held a requiem on August 15 for heroes and martyrs and for the victims of the recent historic flood which claimed the lives of at least 30 people in Yen Bai province and other northern mountainous localities.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Laos and other agencies of Vietnam in the country have raised a fund worth US$2,300 in support of flood victims in the homeland.
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on August 11 sent sympathies to his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc over heavy human and property losses caused by recent floods triggered by prolonged rains in the north of Vietnam.
VOV.VN - Leaders of the Son La province have come together after the Muong La district was hit hard by several flashfloods, in order to devise proper solutions to help the locals affected by the floods, stabilize their lives, and make the area flood-proof.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam Red Cross Society and the National Humanitarian Portal 1400 on August 9 launched an SMS campaign to assist flood victims in northern mountainous provinces.
A delegation from the National Nutrition Institute under the Ministry of Health (MoH) on August 9 visited and supported mothers and children in flood-hit localities in the northern mountainous provinces of Son La and Yen Bai with nutritious food products.
The Party Central Committee’s Office on August 8 raised VND421 million (US$18,519) to support locals in northern mountainous localities that have been hit by torrential rains and floods.
The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) has supported flood-hit localities in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam with home supplies worth US$230,000.
Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Do Ba Ty urged the northern mountainous province of Son La to focus resources on addressing the consequences of floods during a working session with local authorities on August 6.
VOV.VN - Residents of the village of Kim Noi were left homeless after flood waters overtook homes in the district of Mu Cang Chai in northern Yen Bai Province on Thursday, August 3, reported Zing online newspaper.
The Vietnam Red Cross, on August 4, approved an urgent aid worth over VND1 billion (US$43,990) for provinces in the northern mountainous region, which is bearing the brunt of severe flooding.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered authorities of northern mountainous provinces along with relevant agencies and ministries to augment efforts in response to torrential rains and floods wreaking havoc in the region over the last few days.
VOV.VN - Four bodies, all victims who were missing after being swept away by a flood in the northern Vietnam village of Nam Pam in Son La Province were found in separate locations on Friday, August 4.
The construction of a flood control lake has begun in Ho Chi Minh City and is expected to be finished within a week.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee has appropriated US$50,000 to give urgent aid to flood victims in the northern mountainous provinces hit by a round of rainstorms over the past few weeks.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued an official dispatch requesting relevant ministries, sectors and localities to proactively respond to heavy rains and subsequent floods the northern mountainous region.
The northeastern province of Quang Ninh will mobilise financial resources to relocate people from landslide- and flood-prone areas in 2018.
The Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences under the German University of Postdam has sponsored US$85,545 for a flood resilience project in the central city of Hue.
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.