Authorities in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta should continue to implement measures that enabled people to co-exist along with the annual floods, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said.In a document he issued about the "living with floods" programme in the delta, he pointed out that the measures implemented over the past 10 years have worked.
Authorities have priorit-ised construction of flood-proof residential complexes and clusters, sluices for water drainage and flood regulation, and dykes and irrigation works which also serve transportation.
The private sector in Viet Nam has pledged to improve its participation in disaster mitigation work.At a workshop held in the central Province of Da Nang last Friday (and funded by DIPECHO JANI project, the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry inked a memorandum of understanding with the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control on improving public-private partnership (PPP) in disaster risk management.
The MoU mentions in particular a heightened role for the private sector disaster risk prevention and mitigation.
The main goal of public-private co-operation in disaster management
Le rhinocéros de Java vietnamien n'est plus. Le dernier survivant de l'espèce dans le pays est mort l'an dernier, rapporte le Fonds mondial pour la nature (WWF), mardi 25 octobre.
En cause, ces braconneurs obnubilés par les cornes de cet animal de poids – une tonne environ sur la balance – qui sont prisées par la médecine traditionnelle et qui ont été saluées comme étant un remède contre le cancer, malgré l'absence de preuves scientifiques.
L'information a été confirmée alors que des analyses génétiques d'échantillons de ses excréments dans le parc national Cat Tien de 2009 à 2010 ont
LONDON (AlertNet) - Professionals dealing with humanitarian needs – from aid workers to policy makers – need to get better at anticipating new and different future crises which are likely to affect rich countries as much as poor ones, according to the head of the London-based Humanitarian Futures Programme.
Randolph Kent, a former U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, Kosovo and Rwanda, said the notion of a hapless South and a resilient North was outdated in a world that was becoming ever more vulnerable to new types of complex and simultaneous hazards.
Cost of deluge estimated to be 'massive', Govt looking to borrow heavily from overseas
The massiveflooding will reduce the country's economic growth by up to 1.7 percentage points the government said yesterday.
The government is planning to obtain overseas loans of up to 500 billion baht tofinancefloodpreventionprojects.
Finance Minister Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala said the floods this year have been especiallysevere. Although damage evaluation is still notclear as the flooding is far from over, the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) and the Bank of Thailand have
Un groupe de physiciens de haut niveau confirme les analyses des climatologues. Ce travail n'a pas été encore accepté dans une revue scientifique, mais est disponible sur le web dans une démarche d'accès total aux données et aux calculs sous la forme de quatre articles soumis à une revue.
PATHUM THANI, 20 October 2011 (IRIN) - The market in Ayutthaya where Arun Kaewan used to sell goods is now a river. The factory where her son used to work is a lake.
"We'll start our new lives from nothing," Kaewan, a 43-year-old mother-of-six said from the Thammasat University gym outside Bangkok, one of a string of evacuation centres hastily provided by authorities in recent weeks.
Kaewan is among 4,000 evacuees at the shelter - also at renewed flood risk - unsure how or when they will be able to rebuild their lives.
CALUMPIT, 20 October 2011 (IRIN) - The government of the Philippines is fighting a losing battle with residents living in flood-prone areas as they refuse to relocate.
In October, following Typhoon Nalgae, former army general Benito Ramos, the Philippines' top civil defence official, went from one submerged house to another in the town of Calumpit, north of the capital Manila, appealing to those stuck on their rooftops to evacuate to safer areas, only to be rebuffed and told to return with food items.
VietNamNet Bridge – Public interest in climate change issues has been considerably improved over the past few years thanks to increased communications but it would take time to make everyone have a proper attitude towards the topic.
The statement was made by Truong Duc Tri, deputy head of the Department of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change, at the Viet Nam's third national workshop on climate change resilience held in Ha Noi yesterday, Oct 18.
The workshop, which was hosted by Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network of 10 cities in India, Indonesia and Viet Nam, discussed