PSNews-The Youth Union chapter of the Provincial Police Force of Binh Dinh in cooperation with the Mobile Police Regiment - E23 (under the MPS) and district-level police forces organized a “Voluntary Saturday” to help local people in the districts of Tay Son, Hoai Nhon, Phu My and An Nhon town overcome damages caused by the recent floods.
Statistics provided by several northern and north central provinces show that by July 24, torrential rains, floods, and landslides left 29 people dead, five others missing, and 26 injured.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a dispatch asking relevant ministries, sectors and localities to focus resources on search and rescue along with activities to overcome flood consequences in northern mountainous and midland provinces.
The central province of Ha Tinh has supported more than 60,800 residents affected by the Formosa-related marine environment incident, with total funding of more than 1.74 trillion VND (76.56 million USD).
As many as 18 million residents in the Mekong Delta are suffering serious consequences as the Mekong River is drying up due to over exploitation of hydropower plants in upstream countries, delegates heard at a recent conference in the Delta province of An Giang.
PSNews - Natural disasters cause more than 300 deaths and economic losses of 1.3 billion USD (equivalent to 1 to 1.5 percent of GDP) per year to the country, according to the General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.