Many regions across the country were expecting to see heavy rains from September 13 to 23 23, with downpours forecast mainly during the night and early morning, the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre said.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has extended his condolences to the families of three children killed by a school gate collapse that also injured three others at a primary school in Lào Cai Province on Monday.
Bát Xát, the westernmost district in Lào Cai Province, is where the Red River starts. Bát Xát has long been on must-see lists for the northwest, boasting magnificent mountains, clean air, and colourful ethnic minorities.
Autumn has arrived and brought the best season in the northwestern region. The forests, mountains and terraced rice fields are covered with a new brilliant bright yellow coat.
Government policies and programmes on poverty reduction have changed the lives of ethnic minority people in the northern border provinces.
Local authorities have taken advantage of the diverse culture of 20 ethnic groups to develop homestays as a special tourism product.
Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Chí Dũng asked localities to clarify their objectives and the priority of public investment projects for 2021-25, to ensure focused investment.