50% of commune to meet new-style rural criteria by 2020

The PM has issued a plan to implement the emulation movement “The entire nation jointly builds new-style rural areas” in the 2016-2020 period, striving to have 50% of communes nationwide meeting all 19 criteria for new-style rural areas by 2020.

PM discusses saltwater intrusion prevention in Can Tho

PM Nguyen Tan Dung had a working session on March 7 in Can Tho city with local leaders of Mekong Delta provinces to seek measures against saline intrusion.

Vietnam will start building a tsunami warning system next year, with 532 alert stations in 13 coastal cities facing a high tsunami risk

The warning system, which will be installed from central Ha Tinh Province to Ba Ria Vung Tau City, is expected to raise the alarm for any impending tsunami disaster

Deputy PM: priority capital for disaster mitigation projects

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai requested capital to disaster mitigation projects be prioritised while chairing a teleconference in Hanoi on September 14. The event was to review disaster prevention and control in the past eight months and lay out tasks for the future. He called for more campaigns to raise public awareness of disaster mitigation with a focus on abnormal weather phenomena

Vice premier prefers Vietnam to better cope with natural disasters

Competent agencies should review their precautionary work to better respond to natural disasters, which have killed 98 people, and caused damage totaling nearly US$243 million in Vietnam in the past eight months, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has said.