VOV.VN -Vietnam is predicted be hit by bouts of cold weather with winter set to reach northern regions earlier than in previous years, with the average temperature expected to be much colder than seen in the past.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong wants countrywide improvements in developing plans to respond to natural disasters.
Heavy rainfalls in the northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai and Ha Giang left one dead and another missing, causing a loss of nearly VND31 billion (US$1.34 million) as of October 23.
A set of comprehensive measures must be carried out in response to natural disasters to ensure safety for both local residents and their assets, said Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on July 16.
The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, in collaboration with the United Nations in Vietnam, held a meeting in Hanoi on May 20 in response to Vietnam’s Natural Disaster Prevention and Control Day (May 22) with the theme “Joining hands for a society safe from natural disasters.”
VOV.VN - The US Government will provide an aid package of more than US$1 million for emergency assistance and longer-term disaster risk reduction in Vietnam, said US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink on November 10.
Widespread floods triggered by a tropical depression over the past few days have killed 54 people as of 22:00 pm on October 12, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
The Prime Minister’s decisions on establishing the Directorate for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the Water Resources Directorate were announced in Hanoi on August 16.
VOV.VN - A seminar on sustainable management and development of mangrove forests was held on December 7 in central Ninh Binh province.
Heavy rains and consequent flash floods have inflicted damages in central south provinces, according to reports from provincial steering committees for natural disaster prevention and rescue.
Vietnam’s total property losses from storms and flooding during the last three years exceeded about US$2.36 billion, half of the figure was recorded in 2013.
Vietnam and Laos will prioritise cooperation programs in the field of information, energy, natural disaster prevention, quality and measurement, and intellectual property management in future.