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New index for Vietnam climate resilience

New index for Vietnam climate resilience

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).

US project helps rural inhabitants adapt to climate change

US project helps rural inhabitants adapt to climate change

Enhancing climate change resilience and mitigating the risks of natural disasters to improve rural livelihoods in the delta and coastal areas were the outcomes of a US-funded project announced at a recent conference in the northern province of Nam Dinh.

Natural disasters could cost VN US$6.7 billion

Natural disasters could cost VN US$6.7 billion

Vietnam will likely face damage of more than 141.2 trillion VND (6.7 billion USD) due to natural disasters such as typhoons, floods or earthquakes in the next 50 years, the World Bank has said.

Ca Mau looks at ways to support local fishery

Ca Mau looks at ways to support local fishery

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the southernmost province of Ca Mau has implemented measures to address challenges to local fishermen and ensure targeted output this year.

Floods leave 21 dead and missing

Floods leave 21 dead and missing

VOV.VN - Torrential rains and heavy floods in the central and central highland regions over recent days have left 15 dead, 6 missing and 20 injured, according to the Regional Committee for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control.

Vietnam's agriculture adapts to climate change

Vietnam's agriculture adapts to climate change

VOV.VN - As one of the countries most affected by climate change, Vietnam has proactively adapted to extreme weather phenomena, especially the climate’s influence on agricultural production. A number of solutions have been applied.

Vietnam, Japan sign far-reaching irrigation pact

Vietnam, Japan sign far-reaching irrigation pact

VOV.VN - The governments of Vietnam and Japan agree that an efficient and competitive ASEAN green economy is vital to creating jobs, strengthening the middle class, and ensuring sustainable economic growth.

Lao Cai: Thunderstorm, lightning leave two deaths

Lao Cai: Thunderstorm, lightning leave two deaths

Two people were killed and three others injured as they were hit by thunderstorm and lightning in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on August 2, according to the provincial Steering Committee for natural disasters prevention, search and rescue.

Workers in pollution-hit areas to receive help in labor exports

Workers in pollution-hit areas to receive help in labor exports

People living in coastal areas affected by the pollution from Taiwan’s Formosa Steel Plant (FHS) at the Vung Ang Industrial Zone in north-central Ha Tinh province will receive support in vocational training and be prioritized in labor exports.

EVN highly uses thermal power in July

EVN highly uses thermal power in July

Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) will make full use of its coal and gas power plants in July to meet the maximum load capacity of the national power system, which is estimated at 28,690 MW.

Vietnam works to ensure better human rights

Vietnam works to ensure better human rights

Vietnam will spare no effort to ensure better fundamental human rights for people, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh said at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva , Switzerland, on June 13.

Vietnam must prepare well for natural disasters

Vietnam must prepare well for natural disasters

Vietnam needs to be well-prepared to cope with natural disasters, which have become more fierce and unpredictable in recent years, deputy head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s General Irrigation Department Tran Quang Hoai said.