HCM City’s economic performance in the first five months of the year has been rock steady.
The Southernmost Cà Mau Province’s People’s Committee has asked the Government to provide VNĐ120 billion (US$5.3 million) in funds to move locals from landslide areas to new residential areas.
The HCM City People’s Committee has asked district authorities to work with agencies to crack down on illegal encroachment on rivers, canals and the drainage system in an aim to prevent flooding.
Flood-sensor chips will be installed at an additional 32 flooding hotspots to warn HCM City residents of potential floods from heavy rains or tides, according to the HCM City Urban Drainage Company.
HCM City Department of Health on launched a campaign calling on the community to take part in the prevention of dengue fever and Zika as part of ASEAN Dengue Day.
Construction on a VNĐ500 billion (US$22 million) flood-prevention project in HCM City’s District 7 is expected to start in the next quarter, according to the city’s Department of Transport.
With heavy rains persisting and waters still rising over much of waterlogged eastern Canada, the nation's military on Sunday tripled the number of troops urgently working to evacuate thousands of residents.
HCM City authorities are seeking funding approval from the Prime Minister for 36 flood-prevention projects worth a total of VNĐ9.96 trillion (US$438 million).
Devastating mudslides in the Colombian town of Mocoa killed at least 254 people, 43 of them children, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday, in yet another sharp rise in the death toll.
Military sappers in the Tây Giang district of Quảng Nam Province yesterday found and defused three bombs left from the wars in the communes of Lăng, A Nông and Bhalêê.