The ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) held its 25th meeting in the form of a video conference on April 9 under the chair of the council’s chairman - Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
VOV.VN - The Ha Nam Province People’s Committee declared a state of emergency on Thursday, August 3, to deal with a growing outbreak of dengue fever, spread by infected mosquitoes, with 100 cases confirmed year-to-date.
Ho Chi Minh City announces intentions to build more helipads on top of the city’s high-rises to improve firefighting and emergency response capabilities.
VOV.VN - A fierce overnight 7-alarm fire destroyed three houses in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City and damaged many neighbouring properties, said emergency officials on May 3.
A large section of riverbank in the southern Vietnamese province of An Giang subsided on April 22, sinking some 16 houses in the process, with the cause attributed to sand mining.
Vietnam condemns a truck attack on pedestrians in Stockholm capital of Sweden on April 7, Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang has said.
Two people died when a boat carrying some 80 attendants of the Nghing Ong Festival capsized in Bac Lieu province on April 6 morning.
US-led coalition air strikes reportedly killed dozens of Syrian soldiers on September 17 endangering a US-Russian brokered ceasefire and prompting an emergency UN Security Council meeting as tensions between Moscow and Washington escalated.
Flight SQ368 of Singapore Airlines (SIA) en route for Italy’s Milan returned to Changi Airport due to an engine oil problem on early June 27.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam Embassy in Belgium has established two hotlines, 0032-498352442 and 0032-485315965 to receive information and respond to emergency requirements of Vietnamese citizens after bomb attacks.
A total of 11 provinces in the Mekong Delta and Central Highland regions have announced an emergency state of drought and saline intrusion, reported Nhan dan newspaper.
People who need emergency rescue services from any part of the country will be able to phone 112 for help once an emergency communications project, recently approved by the Prime Minister, is completed.
A suicide attack on a French restaurant in the Afghan capital Kabul on January 1, 2016 killed a 12-year-old boy and wounded more than a dozen other people, officials said.
More than 200 people took part in an exercise to deal with oil spill and fires on Dong Nai River, the southern province of Dong Nai, on December 31.
A Vietnam Airlines aircraft bound for Taipei on April 1 had to return to Hanoi an hour into the flight due to a technical problem, but all 141 passengers were safe.
Jetstar Pacific is the first airline in Vietnam to practise an emergency evacuation and landing on water using a real airplane at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, on August 28.
Vietnam is doing all it can to prevent the Ebola virus from entering the country, said deputy minister of health Nguyen Thanh Long at a meeting of the National Steering Committee for Ebola Virus Prevention in Hanoi on August 11.
The Vietnamese airlines have been ordered to identify at least one reserve airport for landings, in case of bad weather.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has hailed Vietnam’s efforts to brace itself for super typhoon Haiyan, the 14th hitting the country this year.
(VOV) - A symposium was held in Hanoi on May 8 to discuss ways to help enterprises maintain production and business operations in the aftermath of natural disasters.