It is forecast that climate change will increase the risk of forest fires next year, therefore concerned organisations should be vigilant and prepare for fire prevention and control.
Many forest fires, triggered by sweltering temperatures in the central part of the country, have put at risk a 500kV power transmission line between the central coastal city of Danang and the north central coastal province of Ha Tinh.
President Tran Dai Quang on June 19 sent a message of condolences to his Portuguese counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa over human and property losses caused by forest fires in central Portugal.
The Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau is taking plenty of precautions this year after several forest fires broke out last year at the U Minh Ha National Park.
Indonesian authorities on August 28 said at least 65 rural areas in nine out of 17 districts in East Kotawaringin, central Kalimantan are on high alert for forest fires.
Dense haze from Indonesia spurred by forest fires has resulted in the worst pollution in southern Thailand in over a decade, said Thai authorities on October 22.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on September 30 that his country needs three years to completely put an end to forest fires which have been occurring more frequently in recent years.
(VOV) -Forestry officials in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang have taken preemptive measures to prevent forest fires and have placed more than 10,500 ha at a high level of alert.
(VOV) - Raging forest fires broke out in Na Hang area, away 3km from Seo My Ty hamlet, Ta Van commune, Sa Pa district in the northern Lao Cai province on March 5.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has instructed local authorities to prevent forest fires and urged them to make it a top priority during this dry season.
(VOV) - The Forest Protection Department (FPD) is warning below average rainfall and a prolonged dry season may threaten more forest fires in many provinces and cities nationwide.
Many areas in the central highlands and southern regions have suffered severe droughts that could lead to forest fires breaking out.