VOV.VN - Natural disasters which have claimed the lives of more than 300 people are draining the economy of nearly US$1.3 billion every year. This figure is equal to 1-1.5% of GDP, according to Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung.
As many as 33 wards and communes in central provinces will be assisted to combat natural disasters under the second phase of a project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Tat Thanh Cang on July 25 met with Bounthong Divixay, Secretary of the Party Committee and Governor of Laos’ Champasak province, as part of his ongoing visit to Laos.
VOV.VN - Any nation that does not adequately address the negative consequences that flow from climate change will condemn future generations of its citizens to untold suffering, says the United Nations Development Program.
A seminar took place in Hanoi on June 13 seeking to prevent children from being pushed into work by natural disasters and climate change.
VOV.VN - To better assess, communicate and respond to risks from climate change at the community level, more than 100 experts gathered at a conference in Hanoi today (June 13), reported the Vietnam news Agency.
A book titled “Kyojinka: enhancing national capacity in combating natural disasters in Japan, Asia and the world” has been introduced to Vietnamese readers on the occasion of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visit to Japan.
The Border Guard Command in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has strengthened preparations to perform tasks in natural disaster prevention and search & rescue activities amidst the abnormal developments of the weather disaster risks.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on April 24 launched a project to ensure the safety of dams in Vietnam, which is funded by the Government of New Zealand.
VOV.VN - Save the Children in Vietnam, a non-profit organisation, has funded a project on building capacity to respond to natural disasters and enhance access to clean water and hygiene in coastal areas in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.
Seaweed farming is growing as a lucrative business in coastal provinces, providing big income for farmers and helping improve local marine environment.
Lao National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou toured the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau on March 8 as part of her official visit to Vietnam.
A delegation of World Bank experts had a working session with Binh Dinh authorities on February 14 seeking to address consequences of natural disasters in central provinces.
VOV.VN - The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has set a credit growth target of 18 % for this year and pledged to continue measures to keep credit growth adequate for economic growth.
More 250 people were killed by natural disasters throughout Vietnam in 2016, the government said in a recent announcement.
VOV.VN - Despite natural disasters, epidemics and marine pollution in the central region, Vietnam's agriculture sector posted positive growth in 2016.
The agriculture sector has survived a bad year with a surprise growth of 1.2%, after extreme weather and a toxic spill disaster wreaked havoc on farmers across Vietnam.
Natural disasters and environmental pollution can reduce GDP by 0.6% per year from 2016-2020, according to the National Centre for Socio-economic information and Forecast (NCIF) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
A project on community-based disaster risk management is benefiting thousands of people in rural and urban areas of Quang Binh, a central province prone to natural disasters.
Protecting, maintaining and restoring ecosystems, especially water systems, is among the most urgent tasks for strengthening the country’s resilience to climate change, said Dr Tran Van Giai Phong, technical specialist at the Institute for Social and Environment Transition (ISET).