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Floods spread to 12 provinces

Households and businesses in the South have been hit hard by flooding while all train services heading to the lower part of the region suspended after tracks were damaged by floodwater. At least 12 provinces in the South have been affected by flooding which began ...

Canal stoppage main cause of flooding in Saigon

The flooding in HCM City is becoming more serious despite money spent on solutions to prevent floods. The filling of canals with rubbish and the illegal building on waterway banks have both slowed canal drainage. A report of the HCMC Anti-flooding Center shows that the number ...

Typhoon Tokage changes path, more dangerous: weather bureau

The National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center last night warned that Typhoon Tokage has entered the East Sea with constantly changing path jeopardizing boats at sea. It is the ninth storm entering the East Sea and affecting Vietnam this year and expected to move north-northwest and north-northeast ...

Govt, development partners to agree on next ten years cooperation

Localisation of Sustainable Development Goals, effective development partnerships, food and nutrition security, green growth, climate change and disaster response preparedness are cross-sectoral topics of discussion between the government and development partners this year. Experts from the government and development partners’ representative agencies began discussion on ...

US Group to boost ASEAN disaster relief capabilities

On November 17, a U.S.based nonprofit inked an agreement with ASEAN to help boost its disaster relief capabilities.As one of the world’s most disaster prone subregions, Southeast Asia has been working on setting up new institutions to strengthen regional capabilities to respond to natural disasters. ...

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