Disasters and emergency response

Disaster preparedness and emergency response policy and administration

Climate-Smart Maps and Adaptation Plans (CS-MAP) launched

To help farmers manage climate-related risks such as flooding, drought and saline intrusion, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has launched the Climate-Smart Maps and Adaption Plans (CS-MAP).CS-MAP integrates local knowledge and science-based research to provide location-specific risk maps and adaptation plans for rice ...

Disaster Risks Prevention Fund criticised as ineffective

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has pointed out shortcomings in the operation of the Disaster Risks Prevention Fund.The fund was set up in accordance with the Law on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and Resolution 94 issued in 2014. However, after five ...

National week for disaster prevention and control to be launched

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to designate May 15-25 as the national week for natural disaster prevention and control. The week aims to raise public awareness of the efforts to build a society resilient to natural disasters for sustainable development.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam conducts tsunami warning exercise

The standing office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, in collaboration with the Institute of Geophysics, conducted an exercise on the operational mechanism of disaster warning systems in case of a tsunami, in Hanoi on December 26.The Prime Minister issued ...

Nguyen Minh

Vietnam to develop its own satellite

Vietnam is working to develop its own earth observation satellite, which will help the country manage natural resources and mitigate the impacts of climate change and natural disasters.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam, Japan building satellite for natural disaster prevention

Vietnamese and Japanese engineers are building a satellite that will aid Vietnam’s disaster prevention efforts when launched in a few years. They have begun preparatory steps in Japan to produce LOTUSat-1 as part of the Natural Disaster and Climate Change Prevention project undertaken by the ...

Bich Ngoc

Disaster prevention needs to be included socio-economic development plans

Vietnam is witnessing natural disasters hitting all of its regions throughout the year, with strong intensity, wide coverage and increasing extremity and abnormality. Economic damage caused by natural disasters to Vietnam has increased in recent years, to an estimated 1-1.5 percent of annual gross domestic ...

VNA Reporter

Workshop discusses shock-responsive social protection in Vietnam

The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Affairs (MoLISA) held a consultation workshop in Hanoi on August 27 to look into risk-informed and shock-responsive social protection in Vietnam.Comprehensive and effective social assistance is a strong tool to boost resilience to disasters, which must come ...

Natural disasters cause damages of VND2.5 trillion

Natural disasters have caused total losses of some VND2.5 trillion (US$107.8 million) so far this year, heard attendees at a conference on natural disaster prevention and control in southern Vietnam, held in the Mekong Delta Province of Can Tho on July 26.Keep reading ...

Trung Chanh

$37.7m in economic damages from natural disasters in first half of 2018

Due to natural disasters in the first six months of 2018, seventy-five people have been killed or remain unaccounted for, while 48 others suffered injuries. Total economic damages reached VNĐ 868.5 billion (US$37.73 million).Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

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