Vietnam has provided US$100,000 to China to support its government and people in overcoming the consequences of recent devastating floods and earthquakes.
Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing increasing risks from extreme weather events and developments, says a new report by the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
VOV.VN - A series of floods and landslides triggered by a period of torrential rain over the past few days has left five people dead, with one person missing and a further 25 people injured in mountainous regions situated in the north on April 25.
Recent heavy rains in the southern province of Dong Nai have claimed two lives and caused economic losses totaling hundreds of billion VND.
Floods caused by torrential rains over the last few days have wreaked havoc across the Central Highlands, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
VOV.VN - Provinces throughout the central highlands suffered from a prolonged period of heavy downpours from August 6-8, resulting in rising water levels and causing severe difficulties for local residents.
Vietnam’s search and rescue forces will maintain round-the-clock duty so as to give timely response to natural disasters, particularly when the flood and storm season is coming.
The central region of Vietnam usually bears the brunt of tropical storms that lash the country each year.
VOV.VN - A flashflood triggered by torrential rains which hit Quang Binh district, northern Ha Giang province on October 22 caused one dead, another missing and great human and property losses, said the chairman of the district People’s Committee, Nguyen Tien Dung.
Amid the peak of the rainy season, dyke violations in Hanoi are set to rear their ugly head.
Flood preparation and simulated response drills took place in Tho Xuan district in the central province of Thanh Hoa on August 13.
VOV.VN - Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai inspected flood recovery work and visited families in the outlying district of Chuong My on August 4.
Six countries of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC), namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and India, have agreed to enhance cooperation in managing and sustainably using water resources.
Farmers in Mekong Delta provinces are struggling to fight floodwaters caused by heavy rains, rising tides and water released in the wake of a dam breach in Laos.
Hanoi is working to address the aftermath of floods after heavy rain in many outlying districts last week.
Statistics provided by several northern and north central provinces show that by July 24, torrential rains, floods, and landslides left 29 people dead, five others missing, and 26 injured.
VOV.VN - A heavy downpour in the morning of July 21 caused traffic chaos for Hanoi locals as many streets in Ha Dong, Hoang Mai and Dong Da Districts were flooded.
VOV.VN - A sudden flash flood swept away a house with four people in the mountain district of Lang Chanh, Thanh Hoa province on the evening of July 19.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on July 18 sent his sympathies to Chinese State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi over serious human and property losses caused by recent floods in the country.
VOV.VN - Prolonged heavy rains over the recent days have submerged many routes in the Central City of Vinh, Nghe An, causing a number of difficulties for travellers.