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Up to 13 tropical storms, depressions to enter East Sea this year

Up to 13 tropical storms, depressions to enter East Sea this year

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.

Agricultural sector takes actions against drought

Agricultural sector takes actions against drought

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.

Mekong Delta likely to face drought, salinity in winter-spring crop

Mekong Delta likely to face drought, salinity in winter-spring crop

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 looks to deepen relations with UN

Vietnam looks to deepen relations with UN

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.

Natural disasters cost Vietnam US$1.3 billion a year

Natural disasters cost Vietnam US$1.3 billion a year

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.

How has climate change affected Vietnam?

How has climate change affected Vietnam?

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.

High-quality manpower needed for electricity market

High-quality manpower needed for electricity market

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).

Vietnam’s achievements in climate change response highlighted

Vietnam’s achievements in climate change response highlighted

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.

Lessening negative impact of climate change

Lessening negative impact of climate change

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.

15 storms to hit Vietnam in 2017

15 storms to hit Vietnam in 2017

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.

Cold spell hits the north

Cold spell hits the north

A cold spell is predicted to hit Hanoi and the northern region from March 25, causing the temperature to drop significantly.

Cashew sector faces difficulties in 2017

Cashew sector faces difficulties in 2017

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.