According to Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, the week-long rains and resulted floodings in northern provinces have caused economic loss of VNĐ 41 billion (US$1.8 million).
Exacerbated landslide along the Đồng Nai River in the south has forced Đồng Nai and Lâm Đồng authorities to suspend all sand mining activities in the area despite granted legal licences.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has issued an urgent message ordering the northern localities to urgently take remedial action in the wake of the recent torrential rains that killed at least 13 people and left another missing.
People are ignoring flood and heavy rain alerts, which has resulted in huge losses to life and property, said Văn Phú Chính, chief officer, Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention.
Torrential rains, scattered since earlier this month and killing at least nine people and leaving two others missing, are predicted to hit the northern mountainous localities until this Saturday (July 15).
Heavy rain and flooding over the weekend in the northern regions killed seven people, including a family of four, and one person is missing.
A weeklong spell of rain in the northern province of Lai Châu has resulted in damages worth an estimated VNĐ8 billion (US$355,000).
The HCM City People’s Committee on Monday asked Nhà Bè district authorities to take urgent measures to prevent landslides on the left bank of the Giồng Canal – Kinh Lộ River in Hiệp Phước Commune.
British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly won a confidence vote in parliament yesterday, highlighting the weakness of her Conservative Party which lost its majority in a shock general election result earlier this month.
The northeastern province of Quảng Ninh will mobilise financial resources to relocate people from landslide- and flood-prone areas in 2018.