Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta and Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) regions are taking precautionary measures to protect forests facing high risk of fires due to the prolonged hot and dry weather.
The Mekong Delta province of Kiên Giang has some 13,000ha of forests facing a major threat of fires in An Minh, Hòn Đất, Giang Thành, and Phú Quốc districts.
Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are setting up firebreaks, preparing equipment and putting up warning boards as the area’s forests face a high risk of fire in the dry season.
Almost 90 per cent of local markets in Hà Nội don’t meet fire safety standards.
Fire prevention police across Việt Nam have issued warnings on the use of fire, electricity and petrol during the Lunar New Year holiday.