Disasters and emergency response

Report on youth action for climate change in Vietnam launched

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), launched a special report entitled “Youth for Climate Action in Vietnam 2022” on November 1.This year’s report was co-written by 24 young ...

Mekong group upgrades flood forecasting tool

The Mekong River Commission has updated its monitoring and flood forecasting front page to provide better information on the Mekong conditions. The upgraded version provides an immediate update as well as overview of the current status of the river condition, including flood forecasting, risk of ...

Minh Nga

Vietnam must prepare for new wave of investments

Many provinces and cities across Vietnam have announced quite optimistic results in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in the last months of the year. Vietnam was well able to control the Covid-19 pandemic, has maintained political stability, has an advantage of huge human resources, ...

HCMC sinks by 2cm per year: study

Land in Ho Chi Minh City sinks by an average two to five centimeters a year, resulting in more frequent urban flooding, according to new study.Vietnam’s largest city has constantly sunk since 1990, with the accumulated subsidence level until now estimated at 100 centimeters, Japan ...

Thu Hang

National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050 approved

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a decision approving the National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050. The overall objective of the strategy, set out in Decision 896/QD-TTg, is to proactively and effectively adapt to climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net ...

Flash flood guidance system in Southeast Asia announced

A conference to announce the Southeast Asia Flash Flood Guidance System (SeAFFGS) was held by the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration (VNMHA) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) in Hanoi on June 28.The event also marked the completion of the Southeast Asian ...

Initiative to protect food systems in Asian mega delta launched in Can Tho

The “Securing the Food Systems of Asian Mega-Deltas for Climate and Livelihood Resilience” Initiative (AMD) was launched at a conference in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on June 28.This initiative aims to create resilient, inclusive, and productive deltas – which maintain socio-ecological integrity, ...

Blue or white, no respite: labor shortage dogs firms

Companies in Vietnam continue to face difficulties in recruiting both white and blue-collar workers to fuel their post-Covid recovery operations.Current labor supply is unable to meet the post-Covid recovery demands of companies, the Ministry of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs has said. There was ...

Vietnam Sustainable Urban Development Forum 2022 to take place this week

The Vietnam Sustainable Urban Development Forum 2022 will be jointly organised by the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, the Ministry of Construction and relevant agencies in Hanoi from June 16- 17, according to the commission. The forum is part of activities to realise Resolution No. ...

ASEAN, IFRC sign MoU to strengthen community resilience in Southeast Asia

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN ) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have inked a memoradum of understanding(MoU) to promote and develop their engagement in disaster management.The document aims to strengthen community resilience at regional, national and local ...

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