PM calls for relief for flood victims (27-10-2005) A bridge destroyed by floods in Binh Thanh Commune in the central coast province of Binh Dinh. — VNA/VNS Photo Pham Biet HA NOI — Floods following heavy rain and raging winds claimed at least 23 lives during October 20-26 in the central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Khanh Hoa, and Prime Minister Phan Van Khai has issued an urgent message in response to the crisis. According to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, flood levels in rivers of the central region will continue to rise. Total rainfall in the past five days has measured between 20 and 30cm, and rain continues to fall in parts of the region. The committee has called for provincial residents and authorities to take measures to protect themselves from floods and landslides in both low-lying and hillside areas. In Binh Dinh Province, where 11 people were killed, property losses of about VND118 billion has been … [Read more...] about PM calls for relief for flood victims
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Timely storm alerts needed (09-11-2005) Soldiers in Quang Ngai Province offer gifts to storm victims in Ly Son District. The gifts were donated by people from all over the country. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Long HA NOI — Weather forecast agencies should conduct their work in a timely and accurate manner to ready the whole nation for incoming storms, Prime Minister Phan Van Khai said during a conference in the flood and storm-prone central Thua Thien-Hue Province. Urging agencies and localities to draw lessons from the aftermath of Typhoon Kai-tak, which ravaged central provinces, the Prime Minister lauded storm preventive and relief work, implemented well at all levels by the administration, particularly in moving people out of danger zones and minimising human and material losses. He praised all organisations and forces involved in relief work for maintaining communication from central to grassroots levels during the process. He urged localities to help … [Read more...] about Timely storm alerts needed
APEC 2017 a comprehensive success: Deputy PM Phạm Bình Minh Đà Nẵng Declaration stresses multilateral trade, inclusive growth 2017 APEC Ministerial Meeting Joint Ministerial Statement The 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting adopts Đà Nẵng Declaration APEC needs to bolster its leadership Several businesses in Hà Tĩnh Province were affected during the Doksuri Typhoon in the central region last week. - Photo cafef.vn Viet Nam News NGHỆ AN — Governments have been asked to encourage the private sector, particularly small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs), to get involved in the fight against natural disasters, given their vulnerability to extreme weather. At the eleventh Senior Disaster Management Officials Forum at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting in Vinh City, Nghệ An Province, participants discussed how to ensure business continuity after disasters struck. According to the officials, SMEs were particularly susceptible to disasters due … [Read more...] about SMEs must prepare for disaster: APEC
National Assembly on Wednesday in Hà Nội voted on the amendments to the Law on natural disaster prevention and control and the Law on Dykes. VNA/VNS Photo Văn Điệp HÀ NỘI — Legislators voted to pass a law amending and supplementing some articles of the Law on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the Law on Dykes at the ongoing ninth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) in Hà Nội on Wednesday. With 92.34 per cent of votes in favour, deputies agreed to review and adjust the laws. The law supplements provisions for prioritising allocation of resources for research, development and implementation of science and technology programmes in natural disaster prevention and control. It also strengthens solutions to overcome consequences of natural disasters, giving priority to training and capacity building training for people working in natural disaster prevention and combatting; providing equipment for natural disaster prevention and fighting at commune-level. … [Read more...] about NA deputies pass new amendments to natural disaster, dike, construction laws.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng has askes ministries and sectors to release water from hydropower dams upstream of the Mekong Delta to release more fresh water in the dry season. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam CẦN THƠ – Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng has asked ministries and sectors to prepare a diplomatic note to China, asking them to release water from hydropower dams upstream of the Mekong Delta to release more fresh water in the dry season. The prime minister made the suggestion while working with leaders of 11 Mekong Delta’s provinces with serious saline intrusion yesterday in Cần Thơ. Saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta is caused by various factors, including dam building activities upstream of the Mekong River, limiting water flow to the delta, Dũng said. At the conference, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Đức Phát predicted that saline intrusion would be more serious this month and April, directly affecting agricultural production in the delta. … [Read more...] about PM calls for more measures to fight Mekong drought
Drought and saltwater intrusion have seriously affected farming and the lives of people in Central Highlands, Southern and Mekong River Delta provinces.— Photo vietbao.vn HÀ NỘI (VNS) — Hà Nội’s Việt Nam Fatherland Front has decided to give VNĐ19 billion (US$851,000) to victims of drought and saltwater intrusion in 19 Central Highlands, southern and Mekong River Delta provinces. The money will come from the city’s relief fund and will be transferred to the provincial relief funds. Accordingly, Đắc Lắc, Đắc Nông, Khánh Hòa and Ninh Thuận, besides Bình Thuận, Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Lâm Đồng, as well as Long An, Tiền Giang, Vĩnh Long and Kiên Giang, in addition to Trà Vinh, Bến Tre, Bạc Liêu and Cà Mau, as also Sóc Trăng, Phú Yên and Cần Thơ will receive VNĐ1 billion ($44,800) each. These provinces have been experiencing a long-drawn and intense drought since last year as a result of the El Nino phenomenon, one of the strongest in decades. Drought and saltwater intrusion have … [Read more...] about Drought-hit provinces to get VNĐ19-billion aid