Around 75 per cent of population and 85 per cent of Vietnamese enterprises have suffered serious impact from natural disasters, such as storms and flooding. Five per cent of enterprises have gone bankrupt. Natural disasters have caused losses of 1.5 per cent of GDP for the country every year.
However, local businesses have devised plans for disaster risk management to minimise the damage.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)
Rockslide jams traffic in Khanh Hoa
On Friday afternoon, a large rock slid on the Hon Dao mountain pass located in Son Thai commune, Khanh Vinh District in the central province of Khanh Hoa. Traffic jams occurred, as this is the route carrying tourists and motorcycles between Nha Trang and Da Lat. Many buses with foreign tourists had to return to the starting point.
One lane has been open to traffic. Workers were setting off mines to scatter the rock on Saturday.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
City to upgrade Tan Cang area roads
The vice chairman of HCM City People's Committee, Nguyen Huu Tin, has agreed to upgrade several important roads linking the Tan Cang area and downtown to deal with serious flooding.
Vingroup will carry out the study and if approved, it will upgrade Nguyen Huu Canh Street, expand Ung Van Khiem Street and build a new road from Ton Duc Thang Street to Ung Van Khiem Street.
Thanh Nien (Young People)