ĐỒNG THÁP – The Đồng Tháp Province People’s Committee has approved a project to control flooding and regulate freshwater in Đồng Tháp Mười (Plain of Reeds).
The work, to cost VNĐ664billion (US$30 million), will be funded by official development assistance, public money and private investors.
It will be undertaken in the districts of Hồng Ngự, Tam Nông and Thanh Bình and Hồng Ngự Town, and completed by 2022.
It will mitigate the impacts of climate change and natural mishaps, safeguarding local livelihoods.
HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has called on all related agencies to check the high-tide controlling culvert system is in good shape to prevent unexpected occurrences during Tết (the Lunar New Year).
It comes after the valves of two culverts in District 12, in Thạnh Xuân Ward’s Cán Dù and Thạnh Lộc Ward’s Cả Bốn, broke on Monday evening and many houses were flooded to a depth of 30-40cm.
The flooding badly affected 50 households in Thạnh Xuân and 30 in Thạnh Lộc in addition to many small traders in Ngã Tư Ga Market.
HÀ NỘI — The Chinese Red Cross Society has donated US$100,000 through the Việt Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) to help flood victims in the central region of Việt Nam.
Chinese Ambassador to Việt Nam Hong Xiao Yong handed over the donation to VNRC President Nguyễn Thị Xuân Thu at a ceremony on Friday in Hà Nội.
Thu praised the support of the Chinese government and its people, adding that she believed co-operation between the two societies would further develop to a higher level, especially in emergency aid, disaster prevention and rehabilitation programmes.
HCM CITY – The Institute for Nanotechnology-Việt Nam National University HCM City said yesterday that it has made a system to automatically monitor salinity in rivers in the Mekong Delta and set off an alarm if the level is too high.
The system integrates a specialised probe to monitor and warn in case of high salinity for famers and aquaculturists to take preventive measures.
It continuously monitors the water salinity and temperature.
BÌNH ĐỊNH — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc yesterday requested provincial authorities to urgently support residents in rebuilding houses and repairing those on the verge of collapse.
In a tour to examine the living conditions of flood affected residents in the central Bình Định Province yesterday, he also encouraged local residents to overcome difficulties and restabilise their lives.