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Flash flood claims three lives in northern mountainous area

LÀO CAI — At least three people were killed in a flash flood that swept through Văn Bàn District, in the northern mountainous province of Lào Cai, over the weekend. The bodies of two people were...

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Heavy rains wreak havoc up and down nation

LÀO CAI – Heavy rains in the north and the south have caused a great deal of damage, according to the National Steering Committee of Natural Disaster Prevention. A downpour on Thursday caused a...

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Five die in Hà Giang heavy rain

HÀ GIANG — Five people have been killed and two others injured in flooding in Hoàng Su Phì District, the northern mountainous Hà Giang Province on Tuesday, according to the latest report from the...

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Flood and landslide alerts for northern mountainous provinces

HÀ NỘI — The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has issued flood and landslide warnings for northern mountainous provinces on Monday and Tuesday when heavy rain is set to the...

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HCM City sees big decrease in street flooding

HCM CITY— The anti-flooding works carried out in HCM City since 2008 have helped reduce the number of streets that are flooded during moderate to heavy rainfall, according to the city Department of...

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PM calls for urgent action on drought, saltwater intrusion

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked authorities in the central region to take action to deal with the prolonged heat wave, drought and saltwater intrusion in the region. The south...

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Long An Province faces severe water shortage

LONG AN — The drought-hit Mekong Delta province of Long An this year needs more fresh water, but can only supply about 50 per cent of demand from its 35 fresh water treatment plants and stations. ...

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Natural disasters cause loss of $139 million in five months

HÀ NỘI — Natural disasters killed 15 people and destroyed nearly 1,700 houses in the five first months of 2020, according to a report released by Việt Nam’s Central Steering Committee on natural...

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PM urges plans to deal with natural disasters

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged all sectors and localities to review and formulate response plans for natural disasters and incidents. Speaking during a video conference on natural...

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Gia Lai faces water shortage

GIA LAI — Drought in the Central Highlands region has seriously affected daily lives of residents in Gia Lai Province. Local people have faced a shortage of water since the beginning of March. ...

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HCM City prepares for disaster response ahead of rainy season

HCM CITY — The HCM City administration has ordered the city Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Rescue and local authorities to assess 300 sites that face a high risk of landslides and...

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Cà Mau to supply clean water for drought-affected households

Cà Mau Province is speeding up construction of water supply projects to provide clean water for household use. – VNA/VNS Photo Huỳnh Thế Anh CÀ MAU – The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Cà Mau...

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Heavy rains bring cheer to Mekong Delta farmers

HCM CITY— There were heavy rains yesterday in many provinces and cities in the Mekong (Cửu Long) Delta, bringing much-needed water to hundreds of hectares of fruits, vegetables and paddy parched by...

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Kiên Giang residents face consequences of drought

KIÊN GIANG — Local people living in the buffer zone next to U Minh Thượng National Park in Kiên Giang Province have been suffering from severe drought in recent times. During the peak of the dry...

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Measures sought to minimise drought's impact on rice production

BÌNH ĐỊNH — The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has called on provinces in the south-central coastal and Central Highlands regions to take measures to minimise the impacts of...

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