Quality breeds aiding rural families

Quality breeds aiding rural families

Frequently hit by natural disasters, many households in the northern province of Nam Dinh have been able to have better livelihoods thanks to rearing groupers – a type of fishery product with high economic effectiveness – and planting mangroves to protect locals from natural disasters.
WB: Annual losses caused by natural disasters in Vietnam hit US$11 bln

WB: Annual losses caused by natural disasters in Vietnam hit US$11 bln

Annual losses to people’s well-being from natural disasters are estimated at around US$11 billion in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms, according to the World Bank (WB)’s report on Vietnam’s coastal development between opportunity and disaster risk.
PM approves 500 billion VND to support flood-hit localities

PM approves 500 billion VND to support flood-hit localities

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to temporarily allocate 500 billion VND (over 23 million USD) from the central budget’s reserves of 2020 to support five central provinces of Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien – Hue, Quang Nam, and Ha Tinh in carrying out rescue tasks, social security work and overcoming consequences of floods.
Typhoon Nangka to hit mainland on October 14

Typhoon Nangka to hit mainland on October 14

Typhoon Nangka, the seventh in the East Sea so far this year, is moving fast and is forecast to hit the mainland on October 14, a meeting of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on October 13 heard.
Vietnam forecast to face historic heat waves in 2020

Vietnam forecast to face historic heat waves in 2020

Vietnam is forecast to suffer the highest temperatures ever recorded in 2020, according to the latest report by the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration.
Green growth the future for business

Green growth the future for business

Green growth is an effective sustainable development solution for businesses to counter the effects of climate change, said experts at a conference held in HCM City on Thursday.
Ha Tinh eyes greater investment

Ha Tinh eyes greater investment

Official development assistance (ODA) has been a very important financial source bolstering socio-economic development in poor provinces.
Vietnam ranks climate change as high priority

Vietnam ranks climate change as high priority

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai told a workshop in Hanoi on March 4 that the annual budget for climate change had reached trillions of Vietnamese dong (hundreds of millions of USD).

China says over 81 million disaster-hit people need aid

China said Thursday more than 81 million of its people would need government relief this winter, after it suffered one of its worst years for natural disasters in two decades.