HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has sent a letter to directors of health departments in some provinces and cities asking them to ensure personal and environmental hygiene and prevent diseases amid typhoons.
The letter was sent after heavy rains last Friday caused serious landslides and flooding from Quảng Bình central province to Phú Yên central province. Health experts warned the floods will lead to pollution and disease break outs.
HÀ NỘI –– Hà Nội authorities have proposed evacuating more than 2,200 households along the banks of the Red River in its adjusted plan on flood prevention to Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
The revised plan marks a serious reduction from the roughly 19,000 households set to be moved under the original plan.
HCM CITY — Hồ Chí Minh city needs up to VNĐ73 trillion (US$3.15 billion) for flood prevention projects by 2020, according to its Department of Planning and Investment.
VNĐ16 trillion will come from the city’s budget, VNĐ588 billion from the central Government budget, VNĐ20.2 trillion ($868 million) from private sources and VNĐ36 trillion ($1.5 billion) from official development assistance (ODA).
The figures were revealed last week during a seminar to find solutions for the flood management system, which is currently at the edge of its capacity.
ĐÀ NẴNG — Heavy rains over the weekend caused serious flooding across the central region with two people reportedly dead in Quảng Trị Province after being swept away. Their bodies were found on Sunday.
Earlier on Saturday evening, strong currents from the province’s municipal Đông Hà Township entered the house of Phạm Quốc Việt and broke a big hole in the house’s back wall, sweeping Việt, his wife and his mother-in-law away.
Update: November, 27/2018 - 19:00
HCM CITY — Typhoon Usagi, which weakened into a tropical depression over the weekend, hit HCM City hard on Sunday, damaging electrical cables, stranding cars on streets, and flooding basements.
Authorities in HCM City and the neighbouring provinces of Bình Dương, Long An, and Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu on Sunday began cleaning up streets, repairing damage, and pumping water out of schools and basements.