Natural calamities left four dead and missing nationwide from June 1-3, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported.
The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control held a conference on June 3 in the north-western province of Hoa Binh to discuss measures to prevent natural disasters in the northern mountainous region in 2019.
Competent authorities should work to raise public awareness as well as improve their forecasting capacity against natural disasters in the context of extreme and unpredictable climate change, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong said in a letter penned for the 72nd anniversary of the Traditional Day on Natural Disaster Prevention (May 22).
A workshop on assessing Vietnam’s early warning system for natural disasters took place in Hanoi on April 2.
The findings of a study on social protection systems in response to potential environmental risks and traumatic incidents for children and their families were revealed during a seminar in Hanoi on March 13.
VOV.VN -An array of heavy hail showers as well as a tornado have hit Dien Bien province, leaving one person missing and destroying 255 homes in the process, according to local officials.
The recent abnormal weather conditions have indicated that natural disasters will be unpredictable in the time ahead, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
More flash floods and landslides have occurred in recent years in northern mountainous provinces, causing hundreds of deaths and destroying many houses.
Projects to prepare for natural disasters and respond to climate change will be further enhanced this year, according to instructions from the National Committee for Natural Calamity Prevention.
Authorities in the southernmost province of Ca Mau are working hard to protect aquatic species in an effort to regenerate them following a long bout of overfishing, and fishermen are strictly following restrictions imposed on them for this.
Ecosystem-based solutions are vitally important for the Mekong Delta to adapt to climate change in the decades to come, speakers said at a seminar held in Can Tho over the weekend.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked competent agencies and forces to issue more warnings and instructions to help local residents take proactive measures against natural disasters.
Vietnam is working to develop its own earth observation satellite, which will help the country manage natural resources and mitigate the impacts of climate change and natural disasters, a conference heard on October 18.
The Hanoi People’s Committee aims to implement several projects to strengthen national capacity in response to climate change and environmental pollution in the capital during 2016-2020.
The Vietnam-Germany Friendship Association on August 4 had a new 78-strong Executive Board for the 2018-2023 tenure with Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung elected as the association’s President.
Airbus and Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) have signed a letter of intent (LoI) indicating their plans to work together on several areas of interest in the space sector.
Relevant ministries and sector should channel their focus and draw up measures in response to natural disasters for the time to come, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong at a meeting held in Hanoi on July 25.
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.
VOV.VN - State Councillor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi has sent a message of sympathy to Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh over the heavy losses caused by the recent devastating floods in the northern mountainous provinces.
The southernmost Ca Mau Province People’s Committee has ordered local authorities to protect people and property from natural disasters by inspecting dykes and solving erosion and flooding incidents as soon as possible.