Natural disasters had claimed 15 lives and caused economic losses of more than VND3.2 trillion (over US$1.38 billion) this year to May 8, it was reported at a conference on May 19.
VOV.VN - The temporary suspension of visas for foreign arrivals to the country is anticipated to have a significant impact on the Vietnamese economy in general, with the aviation industry being particularly damaged, according to economic insiders.
The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) Central Committee on August 12 presented nearly 300 million VND (12,900 USD) as urgent relief aid to 98 flood-affected households in Dinh Quan district, the southern province of Dong Nai.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has emphasised the Government’s consistent view of building a society safe from natural disasters mainly based on risk control and prevention at a conference on June 20 reviewing natural disaster control and search and rescue work in 2018.
The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control held a conference on June 3 in the north-western province of Hoa Binh to discuss measures to prevent natural disasters in the northern mountainous region in 2019.
Pham Cong Danh, ex-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Construction Bank (VNCB), has been given a 20-year prison term for “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management, causing severe consequences” at the bank.
President Tran Dai Quang, on October 10, sent a message of sympathy to his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto, over serious human and economic losses caused by the strong earthquake on September 7.
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.
Authorities in Khanh Hoa have concluded that red algae was to blame for dead fish that washed up in the central province last week.
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has directed relevant agencies in receiving and using the Asian Development Bank’s emergency aid to help the country deal with impacts of drought and saline intrusion in the South Central, the Central Highlands and the Mekong Delta regions.
Businesses sought to promote the exports of Vietnamese fresh lychees to China via Lao Cai border gate at a meeting in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on May 27.
The US dollar interest rate cut last month will not cause economic losses for organisations or individuals, said the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) on October 12, adding that it is more beneficial to shift to VND as the difference between the interest rates on USD and VND deposits is now above 5%.
The 2014 World Disasters Report will be announced in Hanoi on October 16 as chosen by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IRFC).
(VOV) -Economic losses caused by natural disasters in Vietnam during 2008-2012 accounted for 1.5% of the country’s GDP, up 0.5% compared to the figure reported in the 2003-2007 period.