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 path map of storm Atsani

Storm Atsani to weaken gradually, bring risk of landslide, flooding

The National Center for Hydro-meteorology Forecast Center warned that the eye of storm Atsani would be centered around 580 kilometers northeast of the Paracel Islands with sustained winds of up to 75 kilometers an hour as of the early Sunday morning.
Torrential rain causes flooding in Ho Chi Minh City

Torrential rain causes flooding in Ho Chi Minh City

Many streets in districts 2, 7, 8, 9, Binh Thanh, Thu Duc, Go Vap and Binh Chanh were submerged in water after a torrential downpour prolonged during an hour last night. 
Flooded rice has to be cut by hand so the harvesting progress is very slow. (Photo: SGGP)

Harvesting progress of waterlogged rice sluggish due to shortage of labor

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ca Mau Province, there are about 14,000 hectares of summer-autumn rice in the area waiting for the harvest. Of these, the largest areas of summer-autumn rice are in Tran Van Thoi District with 13,260 hectares.
Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Thuong, a small trader in Han Market, groans that leafy greens have increased sharply for many days after the floods. (Photo: SGGP)

Leaf vegetables hike sharply in central city and provinces

Due to consecutive storms and floods, large leaf-vegetable gardens were completely destroyed in Da Nang City and Quang Nam Province. Therefore, after the floods, vegetables became scarce, so the prices of vegetables have also skyrocketed.
Director of the Department of Planning and Investment Le Thi Huynh Mai (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC beefs up public investment disbursement

Director of the HCMC Department of Planning and Investment Le Thi Huynh Mai said that Ho Chi Minh City has allocated VND41,691 billion (US$1.7 billion) for public investmen to beef up public construction projects.