HCM City's rural areas could be submerged under water if the sea level rises by 30 centimetres by 2050 and by one metre in 2100, experts said at a seminar on climate change and environmental planning in HCM City this week.
If the sea level rises by one metre, 20 per cent of HCM City will be flooded. Around 7 per cent of the city's population will be affected by the floods.
SAI GON GIAI PHONG (Liberated Sai Gon)
Charity month helps disadvantaged children
Disadvantaged children and poor students living in rural districts in HCM City will benefit from Volunteer Spring Month to be launched next week by the city's Students' Association in co-operation with local authorities.
More than 10,000 volunteer students will deliver gifts, food and clothes donated by individuals and organisations to the needy for the upcoming Tet holiday.
(Youth) TUOI TRE
Train tickets still available for Tet
More than 20,000 train tickets are still available for Tet, according to Nguyen Van Thanh, head of the Sai Gon Railway Company.
The company's online sale service began in early December. Unsold tickets, unpaid tickets and cancelled reservations are being transferred to the station for direct sale.
NGUOI LAO DONG (The Labourer)