This year's stormy season on the East Sea will begin later than previous years, with about 13 tropical storms and depressions expected, according to General Director of the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration Tran Hong Thai.
With the mercury soaring to record highs, Vietnam is bracing for a summer season that could be the hottest in history.
The Central Highlands (Tay Nguyen) region would be affected by the El Nino phenomenon this year, Tran Trung Thanh, Deputy Director of Hydro-Meteorological Station in the region, has said.
The People’s Committees of provinces and cities across the country have been ordered to outline plans to fight drought and saline intrusion in the context of low water levels in many reservoirs, making it hard to provide sufficient water for agriculture production during the dry season 2018-2019.
The Mekong Delta region’s rice farming area in the 2018-2019 winter-spring crop is 1.57 million hectares, with production being expected at about 7 tonnes per hectares, but the region is forecast to face drought and salinity, especially in coastal areas.
Vietnam has made active contributions to the United Nations’ activities and the country’s prestige and international status have improved since it joined the UN on 20 September 1977.
VOV.VN - Natural disasters which have claimed the lives of more than 300 people are draining the economy of nearly US$1.3 billion every year. This figure is equal to 1-1.5% of GDP, according to Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung.
In 2016, the consequences of climate change in Vietnam were evident with 10 typhoons and seven tropical depressions in the East Sea, more than the average of many years ago. Of these, four storms and two tropical depressions directly affected the mainland.
A large number of high-quality personnel will be needed to meet the growing demand of the competitive generation market and the competitive wholesale electricity market in the time ahead, according to the National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC).
Vietnamese Ambassador Duong Chi Dung highlighted Vietnam’s achievements in natural disaster mitigation and climate change response in his speech to a discussion session as part of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Ministry of Health has urged people to take actions to prevent dengue fever amid increasing infections nationwide.
VOV.VN - Any nation that does not adequately address the negative consequences that flow from climate change will condemn future generations of its citizens to untold suffering, says the United Nations Development Program.
El Nino, which is forecast to last until the end of 2017, will cause drought and salinity intrusion in many areas of the country during the dry season, said Le Thanh Hai, Deputy General Director of the National Hydro-Meteorological Centre on May 3.
Up to 15 typhoons and tropical depressions are forecast to hit Vietnamese waters this year.
A cold spell is predicted to hit Hanoi and the northern region from March 25, causing the temperature to drop significantly.
VOV.VN - El Niño may make a comeback in 2017, impacting the weather across Vietnam this summer, fall and winter, reports the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
Experts have predicted that the southern region will see reduced drought and salinity and more out-of-season rain in the dry season of 2017, as it is an area affected by the neutral phase which is a transit stage between El Nino and La Nina.
Despite record earnings from export in 2016, cashew nuts exporters are struggling to meet targets for this year due to a shortage of raw materials.
Mekong Delta provinces, which just recovered from a historic drought a year ago, is bracing for more unfavorable weather.
The Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) has planted more than 90,000 hectares of rubber trees in Cambodia in the past 10 years, 1,900 hectares of which have been producing latex.