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US state shares disaster mitigation experience with Quang Nam

The central province of Quang Nam wants to work closely with the US state of Oregon and international community on community-based early warning and disaster mitigation, a senior official was speaking to the Vietnam–Oregon Initiative conference in the locality on July 6.
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Can Tho: Urban expansion towards sustainability

The Mekong Delta City of Can Tho, one of the hardest hit by climate change between now and 2050, has been upgrading and expanding its urban areas in an eco-friendly fashion that adapts to the changing climate.
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Thanh Hoa to help build houses for poor families

Over 3,000 poor households in flood-prone areas in 17 districts and towns of the northern central province of Thanh Hoa will get financial assistance for building flood-and-storm resistant homes.
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Flood-proof housing plan benefits 50,000 families

The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap still has 13,000 families living in flood-prone areas that need to be relocated as part of a state-run programme that has been carried out since 2001, according to the province's Department of Construction.
Vietnam prepares for typhoon Kalmaegi Environment

Vietnam prepares for typhoon Kalmaegi

Vietnam is on high alert as typhoon Kalmaegi is forecast to make landfall between the northern province of Quang Ninh and the central province of Nghe An on September 16.
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Lao Cai gears up against floods

The northwestern mountainous province of Lao Cai is promptly taking necessary measures to evacuate locals from disaster-stricken areas in the face of a high risk of floods and landslides when the stormy season comes.
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Low-cost flood shelters prove effective

Flood shelters constructed for residents in central provinces have proven effective, so there is no need to relocate poor people living in flood-prone areas, Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Tran Nam said.