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Natural disasters cause Vietnam's economic loss of nearly US$1.7 billion in 2020

2020 is the year of extreme and abnormal natural disasters all over the country with many records of storms and floods, according to Vice General Director of the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration Mr. Hoang Duc Cuong at a summary conference on the works of natural disaster prevention in 2020.
Da Nang sees negative economic growth

Da Nang sees negative economic growth

Mr. Nguyen Nho Trung, Chairman of the People’s Council of Da Nang City, said that the Covid-19 pandemic and continual natural disasters this year have made the city post a negative growth of 9.77 percent for the first time and budget revenue merely achieve 70 percent at the 16th meeting of the municipal People’s Council held on December 7.
Natural disasters cause 1.5 percent of GDP loss for Vietnam each year

Natural disasters cause 1.5 percent of GDP loss for Vietnam each year

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment reported that different kinds of natural disasters in Vietnam create around 1.5 percent of GDP loss each year. This rate is predicted to grow in the future unless there are sound national solutions to cope with climate changes soon.

A paddy field in Chau Thanh District in Tra Vinh Province in the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

Climate change impacts on agriculture in Mekong Delta

Agriculture is an important sector of Vietnam especially the Mekong Delta, considered as the 'Rice bowl' of Vietnam; however, climate change and drought have made serious impacts on agriculture in the region.
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Country actively copes with natural disasters

Because Ho Chi Minh City and the Southern region has officially entered the rainy and stormy season, tropical downpour and thunderstorm situation are getting more and more serious.  
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Agency leader prompts dyke reinforcement to cope with erratic natural disasters

In an interview with Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper, Mr. Vu Xuan Thanh, deputy chief of the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, emphasized the need of fortifying the dyke system to cope with natural disasters, which have been erratic and not followed laws of nature.