Disasters and emergency response

Disaster preparedness and emergency response policy and administration

World Bank provides 250b kip for prevention of natural disasters

The World Bank has provided financing of more than 250 billion kip (US$31 million) to Laos, to implement the Lao Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management project. The project will invest in urban flood risk management in Oudomxay province, and in more reliable hydro-meteorological services across ...

Riverside residents outside floodwalls told to move belongings to higher ground

Residents living along the Chao Phraya river, Klong Bangkok Noi and Klong Mahasawat which are outside the floodwalls have been told by the City Hall to brace for possible flooding during September 4-8 and to move their belongings to higher ground.Keep reading ...

World Bank supports disaster risk management in Laos

The World Bank will provide US$30 million to Laos as part of its continuing support for disaster risk management projects that will enable the Asian nation to lessen the impact of natural disasters. The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors in Washington recently approved financing ...

Urgent Núi Cốc Lake dam repair work proposed

The investor of Núi Cô’c Lake Dam in the northern province of Thái Nguyên was told yesterday to speed up work of repairing the facility.Keep reading ...

Myanmar included in assessment on emergency disaster response

A baseline assessment on emergency disaster response will be done by Asia Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in six countries, including Myanmar, in the last week of May and lasting for about a month. The assessment is a three-year project titled: Strengthening Emergency Response Capacity of Local Humanitarian ...

Death toll 34 from lightning, thunderstorms

A total of 23 people from Kachin, Kayah and Rakhine states as well as the Magwe, Tanintharyi, Yangon and Ayeyarwady regions, and Nay Pyi Taw, died as a result of being hit by lightning from April 1 to May 9. The Department of Relief and ...

Gales kill three, 3,000 homes damaged

Three people were killed and nearly 3,000 houses were damaged by the gales that swept between May 5 and 7 in some regions and states. The Relief, Resettlement, and Social Welfare department said that three people died in Leiway of Nay Pyi Taw and Hommalin in ...

Myanmar disaster death rate high: President

President U Htin Kyaw urged at the World Red Cross Day ceremony held in Nay Pyi Taw on May 8 that with the occurrence of disasters on the rise, Myanmar Red Cross Society will have to do more for first aid, disaster preparedness, response and reduction. According ...

An Giang seeks emergency funds from Govt to deal with landslide aftermath

The An Giang Province People’s Committee has asked the Government for VNĐ123 billion (US$5.4 million) worth of emergency aid to deal with the aftermath of the severe landslide along the Vàm Nao River two weeks ago. The money is needed for filling a crater in ...

Landslides threaten 11 households in Đồng Tháp

Cả Lách Canal in Bình Thành Commune, Thanh Bình District, southern Đồng Tháp Province, was hit by landslides during the past week, threatening 11 houses. This was stated by the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). The landslide section is 150m in length, ...

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