HÀ NỘI — Climate change is damaging production and livestock in the country’s northeast provinces, raising the risks that the poverty rate there could increase in the next few years, according to a new study by scientists of the Việt Nam Academy of Social Sciences.
The study showed that climate change has been causing extreme weather phenomena, including thunderstorms, torrential rain, hail, prolonged heat waves and cold weather, flashfloods and landslides in the provinces for years.
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Flood prevention works in HCM City between 2016 and 2020 are estimated to cost more than VNĐ96.3 trillion (US$4.2 billion), according to its Steering Centre of the Urban Flood Control Programme.
At a meeting held to review the programme’s implementation on May 18, Nguyễn Hoàng Anh Dũng, the centre’s deputy director, said the amount included VNĐ21.9 trillion ($960.5 billion) from the private sector.
THANH HOÁ — Heavy downpour has flooded some 150ha of paddy fields in the northern central province of Thanh Hoá.
According to the information released by the provincial Department of Agricultural and Rural Development on Monday, rains and thunderstorms with tornadoes occurred in many localities between May 5 and 8, causing serious economic losses. A large area of rice fields has been submerged under water, especially in Thọ Xuân District.
HCM CITY — HCM City agencies have taken measures to combat floods after heavy rains flooded several areas in the city on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The area around the intersection of Tô Ngọc Vân and Phạm Văn Đồng streets in Thủ Đức District was submerged under 30cm flood water, causing traffic problems, according to the HCM City Urban Drainage Company Ltd.
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam Red Cross (VNRC) Society has preserved VNĐ102 billion (US$4.53 million), including money and goods, to prepare for the 2018 natural disaster prevention season.
The goods include daily essential tools, house tools, tents, mobile toilets, Aquatabs water purification tablets, water purification tools and water tanks.
VNRC presented its disaster prevention agenda at a pre-disaster meeting and workshop on the introduction of new models of provincial disaster response teams in Hà Nội today.