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.
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.
According to the Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City, the food, foodstuff, and beverage processing industry in the first nine months of this year increased by 1 percent while it only edged up 0.7 percent in the same period last year.
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.
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 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.
The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center has just warned medium-heavy downpour, thunderstorm along with huge risk of whirlwind, hail, lightning and cyclone across the Southern and Central Highlands regions within the next ten days.