Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong on October 21 visited and presented relief aid to residents affected by torrential rains and floods in Huong So ward, Hue city, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.
Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Ms Robyn Mudie, on October 23 announced that Australia will provide AUD100,000 in immediate humanitarian support for relief efforts underway in response to severe flooding in central Vietnam.
Citizens’ laxation of COVID-19 preventive measures is posing a big risk to the pandemic prevention and control in the country.
Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Europe on a flight operated by the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on October 22-23.
PSNews - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coolaboration with the embassies of ASEAN member countries in Vietnam on October 21 opened an exhibition entitled "Traditional costumes of ASEAN countries 2020" at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi.
Smart planning plays a key role in developing smart cities, experts told a workshop held in Hanoi on October 22 within the framework of the ASEAN Smart Cities Summit and Expo 2020.
Respects were paid and memorial services held on October 22 for 22 officers and soldiers of Economic-Defence Army 337 of Military Region 4, who sacrificed their lives conducting flood response operations in central Quang Tri province.
PSNews - On the morning of October 19, the two Chairman of Disaster Risk Reduction Partnership, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Hiep, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and Mr. Andrew Jeffries - Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has co-chaired the meeting "Support the Central of Vietnam to overcome the heavy rainfall and flood".
PSNews - The 18th National Junior Vovinam Championship opened on October 19 in Hau Giang province with the participation of nearly 800 athletes from across the country
Saudel, the eight storm of this year, is moving west at a speed of 10-15 km per hour, around 770 km to the east-southeast of Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and is forecast to gain strength and bring rain to all localities across the country in the coming days.
The death toll during the recent severe flooding caused by torrential rains in the central region reached 106 as of 5 pm on October 20, while 27 others were missing, reported the Office of the Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 19 urged competent forces to make greater efforts in rescue operations while ensuring safety, as the central region has been ravaged by historic floods.
Local authorities of central Ha Tinh province plan to evacuate more than 45,000 residents living downstream of Ke Go reservoir as the water level is rising.
The Prime Minister has decided to entrust the Ministry of Finance to allocate 5,000 tonnes of rice from the national reserve for five central provinces which are hardest hit by natural disasters.
The first of the 10 trains for the future Metro Line No.3 (Nhon-Hanoi Railway Station) arrived in Nam Hai-Dinh Vu Port in Haiphong on October 18.
Eight more bodies of soldiers and officers missing in a severe landslide in Huong Hoa district of central Quang Tri province were found on October 19.
These aid goods were transferred without delay from Japan and will arrive at Da Nang qirport in two batches, the first at 17h30 of October 19.
The death toll during recent severe flooding in the central region reached 84 while 38 others were missing as of 6pm of October 18, reported the Office of the Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 18 issued a dispatch asking for greater efforts to rescue operations and settlement of consequences of landslides in the central provinces of Thua Thien – Hue and Quang Tri.
On 17th October, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced an initial $100,000 in disaster relief funds.