Vice Chairman Tuyen on April 3 directed HCMC Departments of Natural Resources and Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Transport, HCMC Steering Center of Urban Flood Control Program, Urban Environment Company Limited, the People’s Committees of District 1, 3, Binh Thanh District, Phu Nhuan District, and Tan Binh District to concentrate on applying effective solutions to prevent, cope with, and remedy the alarming situation of dead fish in Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe Canal at the beginning of the 2018 rainy season. In particular, HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment has to pay more attention to its task of monitoring the fluctuation of water quality in Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe Canal in order to timely announce and cooperate with related agencies in case of problems. The Department also has to collaborate with the People’s Committees of Districts 1, 3, Binh Thanh District, Phu Nhuan District, and Tan Binh District to encourage citizens not to … [Read more...] about Solutions to avoid more dead fish in Nhieu Loc- Thi Nghe Canal implemented
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Continual downpours since the beginning of this week have revealed poor drainage systems in several parking basements in Ho Chi Minh City, leading to flooded vehicles and upset owners who have yet to receive the appropriate compensation for their damaged property. Continual downpours since the beginning of this week have revealed poor drainage systems in several parking basements in Ho Chi Minh City, leading to flooded vehicles and upset owners who have yet to receive the appropriate compensation for their damaged property. The extreme torrential rains hammering the city since Monday evening have inundated underground parking lots in buildings across the southern hub. Thousands of cars and motorcycles parked inside the affected garages were damaged by floodwater, leaving parking lot managers unsure of how to assist their clients. According to the municipal Department of Firefighting Police, at least 21 parking basements were left defenseless against the floods. A representative … [Read more...] about Issues emerge as heavy storms flood parking basements in Ho Chi Minh City
Officials call for new flood strategies to help struggling spillway residents (19-11-2007) Nong Thon Ngay Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper talked with Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dao Xuan Hoc about reductions in the flood buffer zones. Is it time to reconsider the planning strategy for flood buffer zones? At a recent meeting with the northern province of Ninh Binh, Prime Minster Nguyen Tan Dung said it was compulsory to study ways of eradicating flood diversion areas to protect people's lives. Areas with small populations and low economic growth were previously chosen to become delay and diversion zones. Now these areas have become more developed, so the damage in the event of a flood will be bigger, estimated two or three times higher than the capital for improving dikes. The problem is how to develop the most suitable plan for an alternative. Which areas will become priorities in the plan? In the short term, we will focus on three dike systems: the Hoang … [Read more...] about Officials call for new flood strategies to help struggling spillway residents
It is the goal of the project "Disaster Risk Reduction" (abbreviated as DRR), funded for Phu Yen province by Norwegian Red Cross. Implementing this project in the province over the past time has helped to ensure the safety of people's life and property in case of floods, contributing to social security assurance... THE WORKS FOR THE SAKE OF PEOPLE … [Read more...] about Increasing the “resistance” against natural disasters for people in flooded areas
There is nothing to be sure that scripts on climate changes which are compiled by some individuals from an agency, are seen as solutions against adverse impacts of climate change. The Mekong River Delta will be seriously affected by climate change. Climate change, typically global warming and the increase of the sea level, is among the biggest challenge of the mankind in the 21st century. According to the World Bank, Vietnam is among five countries that will be heavily hit by climate change. The Red River and Mekong River Deltas will be flooded seriously. The aftermaths of climate change on Vietnam is a danger for the country’s goal of hunger eradication and poverty reduction and its sustainable development. Realizing the impacts of climate change, Vietnam participated in the UN Convention on Climate Change and the Tokyo Protocol very early. The Vietnamese government in 2007 decided to develop the national program on climate change mitigation. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung … [Read more...] about Risky and wasteful!