Disasters and emergency response

Deputy PM urges more accurate, timely forecast to minimise damage from natural disasters

Diversifying communications methods to enhance public awareness of natural disaster prevention and control, and ensuring accurate and timely forecast are among solutions to minimise damage caused by natural disasters, Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang said while chairing a national conference on natural disaster prevention ...

Japan to provide flood risk maps for four Southeast Asian countries

Japan plans to start providing flood risk maps for Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia next fiscal year to help the Southeast Asian countries reduce damage from flooding. The maps will use satellite observation data to predict flooding caused by heavy rainfall.The Japanese Ministry of Land, ...

Slow adaptation to climate change results in serious consequences

Slow adaptation to climate change in the Mekong Delta results in serious consequences as the meteorological agency forecast that the 2024 dry season will last until the end of May, and people in the region will suffer more losses. As of mid-March 2024, more than ...

Mekong Delta incurs $3B annual losses due to salt intrusion

The Mekong Delta region is facing a staggering economic setback, with researchers estimating annual losses exceeding VND70 trillion ($2.96 billion) due to salt intrusionThe findings, presented by the Water Resources Science Institute under the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment at a Friday conference ...

Gia Chinh

River diversion plan could combat Mekong Delta salt intrusion

Ben Tre Province has proposed diverting water from either the Saigon or Dong Nai River Mekong Delta localities to prevent salt intrusion and water shortages during the dry season.Salinity levels have reached levels higher than in previous years and going 5-15 km deeper inland, according ...

Hoàng Nam - Ngọc Tài

Mekong Delta struggling to maintain freshwater

About 78,000ha of rice paddies and orchards in the Mekong Delta region are predicted to get severely affected by drought – salinity intrusion this March-April. The Mekong Delta has around 2 million hectares of rice fields and fruit trees. These farmlands are facing serious irrigation ...

Translated by Thanh Tam

Disaster risk reduction partnership planning 2025-2030 relevant to Vietnam's priorities: UNDP Resident Coordinator

The disaster risk reduction partnership’s plan for 2025-2030 will be developed in accordance with the Government of Vietnam’s priorities on natural disaster prevention as well as in line with the strategic goals of all partners, Pauline Tamesis, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Vietnam ...

Mekong Delta: Drought, saltwater intrusion cause subsidence, water shortage

This year’s dry season is expected to bring more severe drought and saltwater intrusion to the Mekong Delta compared to previous years, significantly impacting the lives and production of local residents.Furthermore, saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta depends on the water flow from the upper ...

Forestry digitization helps to locate every tree, keep track of every animal

The forestry sector is moving ahead with digital transformation in management. High technology is being used to create a large database of information about every tree and animal in the forest.Nguyen Duc Thanh from the Vietnam Academy of Forest Sciences (VAFS) said the forestry industry ...

Tam An

Ministerial meeting discusses transboundary haze pollution in Mekong sub-region

The 12th Meeting of the Sub-regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution in the Mekong Sub-region took place in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang city on November 30.With the participation of representatives of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, the ...

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