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Mekong provinces propose anti-landslide measures

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:15 am

The rate of landslide movement is becoming very unpredictable and severe in the provinces upstream, and in the coastal areas in the Mekong Delta. This natural hazard is destroying houses, villages, farmland, highways and paths.


Chau Thanh District in Hau Giang province has recorded 23 land erosion areas since the beginning of the year. Natural disaster has swept away seven households, 20 barrages and six other households, had to be move to safer locations.

A landslide occurs in the Mekong delta province of Can Tho’s district Phong Dien in March, 2010, killing two residents (Photo: SGGP)

According to Tran Quang Hanh, head of the district Chau Thanh’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, one of causes of landslide, is that the rivers are flowing too strongly.

In addition, residents are taking sand from the riverbed and too many boats are using this vulnerable part of the river.


In the town of Hau Giang, in Tran Hung Dao and Le Loi streets, nearby the Cai Con River, many cracks on the river bank have appeared, threatening the lives of over 400 residents and 80 households.

Consequently, the local government has warned children and the elderly not to sleep in their houses.


The Hau Giang People’s Committee submitted a document to the central government, proposing that the government should provide funds for the construction of embankments. In addition, the province needs VND70 billion for the clearance and resettlement of households, affected by the landslides.


Meanwhile the Mekong delta provinces of Tra Vinh, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau are facing land erosion in coastal areas. Four months ago, a natural disaster destroyed five houses, one petroleum station and three foundations of houses, in the market of Vam Dam, which is in Ca Mau’s district Dam Doi.


A local resident said, “Because I sell crabs and shrimps at the market, I must live here. But when it rains or the tide moves in, I dare not sleep. In addition, my house has no door so that I can easily escape if a landslide occurs”.


At least around 2,000 squared meters of land, 17 houses and some breeding farms have collapsed into the river in the Ca Mau province, since the beginning of 2010.


Construction of embankments in the Ca Mau peninsula on the southern tip of Vietnam has failed to fight land erosion. The government has now decided to control the river current, by way of planting trees and obstructing the tidal flow of the river. Also, by not letting people construct sheltered accommodation, near to the riverbank.

Source: SGGP

Northern provinces to receive Japan aid for primary school project

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:09 am

The Government of Japan has agreed to a grant of US$191, 900 for the construction of primary schools in the northern provinces of Nam Dinh and Quang Ninh.


Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuaki Tanizaki, handed US$ 95,183 and US$ 96,717 to Mr. Nguyen Van Dong, Chairman of People’s Committee of Yen Tho Commune in Nam Dinh province and Mr. Nguyen Van Thanh, Chairman of People’s Committee of Xuan Son Commune in Quang Ninh respectively on December 28, 2010 at the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam.


The Yen Tho Primary School in Nam Dinh Province was built in 1975 but was damaged by floods and is in need of repair. Furthermore, classrooms are too small to accommodate enough students, as a result the school has to borrow space in a nearby secondary school and often students study in two shifts.


Xuan Son Primary School in Quang Ninh province was built in 1964 and is now in a dilapidated condition. It has only three classrooms hence can only facilitate children from grade 1-2. The school has to continually borrow space from the nearby secondary school for their 3-5 grade children and pupils have to learn in two shifts.


The People’s Committee, in an effort to improve the condition of both the schools plans to build a new 2 storey 8 classroom building. The Government of Japan grant that supports this project will help towards the purchase of building materials.
 
At a ceremony, Ambassador Tanizaki hoped that through this project, funded by the Government of Japan, learning conditions in Xuan Son Commune would improve considerably and that through this project friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and Vietnam would further deepen.

Source: SGGP

Icham sends love towards Central provinces

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:30 am

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, shortly known as Icham, had a successful charitable trip on December 4 at Vinh City in the central province of Nghe An with full of heart-loving donation to the local flood victims

Icham members posing with Cua Nam 2 Primary School pupils on Dec 4 (Photo: Courtesy of Icham)

Early Saturday morning, the chamber’s delegation led by Chairman Tomaso Andreatta was accompanied with Vinh City Communist Youth Union to visit local families who suffered damages from two latest dangerous floods and also the pupils of the Cua Nam 2 Primary School.


Besides expressing deep sympathy to the people, the chairman donated VND82 million (US$4,200) with expectation to help them recover and get back to normal life.


The donation was mostly collected from two Italian companies of Intesa Sanpaolo and Rino Mastrotto Group. The others from the chamber; including Academia, Datalogic Scanning, Giovanni Ronchi, Interglobal, Studio DAG and Viet Y Trading; also joined hands in raising the donation.


Icham was established on November 5, 2008 with objectives to advance and develop the bilateral trade between Vietnam and Italy. The chamber already has offices in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh so far.

Source: SGGP

Central provinces ready to cope with severer flooding

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:30 am

The Central Committee of Floods and Storm Prevention and Control on Sunday afternoon sent an urgent dispatch to central provinces, asking them to be ready for more heavy flooding in their area.

Central residents suffer huge damage on human and properties caused by floods in recent months (Photo: SGGP)

The order came as the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center said that floodwaters in central provinces of Phu Yen to Khanh Hoa are continuing to rise.


On tomorrow morning, flood levels on some rivers in these areas would peak alarming levels 2 and 3, the center forecasted.


According to the committee’s dispatch, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, and Ninh Thuan provinces and the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak should prepare to evacuate residents in low-lying, riverside and coastal areas.


Hydropower plants and irrigation reservoirs should only release water in urgent case in order not to cause flooding for the lowlands.


Police officials should monitor flooded areas, especially near wharfs and underground roads to guide people to travel safely.


Local authorities have also been instructed to regularly report the committee and the National Committee for Research and Rescue about the flood condition.


In related news, on Sunday morning, Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper coordinated with Phu Yen Newspaper to give 500 presents worth VND300,000 each to flood-hit residents in Da Loc and Xuan Lanh communes, Dong Xuan District, Phu Yen Province.


In recent floods, the two communes had two people dead and five homes collapsed and 70 hectares of crops inundated, leaving a total damage of VND5 billion (US$250,000).

Source: SGGP

Gov’t to advance $3 mln equivalent to flood-hit provinces

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:29 am

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has directed the Ministry of Finance to advance VND61.6 billion (US$3 million) out of total VND335 billion from the central budget to eight central provinces which have been damaged by the recent floods. 

File photo of houses flooded in Ninh Hoa District, Phu Yen Province (Photo: SGGP)


The money is expected to help flood victims buy seeds, domestic animals, and restore production, which the floods have caused.


On December 3, PM Dung decided to extract VND335 billion (US$16.75 million) from the State budget and 8,600 tons of rice from the National reserve to support and assist the central provinces to recovered from the consequences of the recent flooding.


The chairperson of the eight provinces people’s committees will be responsible for the distribution of the money for the correct purpose.


The PM’ has decided to distributed the money to the following provinces: Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Dak Lak and Gia Lai provinces.


In related news, Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang on December 7 worked with leaders of the Phu Yen Province. This was to ensure that water release from hydropower plants, and the price stabilization was in place, during the upcoming Lunar New Year Holiday Celebrations.


The Provincial People’s Committee asked the government to supply an extra of 2,000 tons of rice, 1,000 tons of seed, 10,000 litres of pesticides to help residents restore production and prevent environmental pollution.


The province also asked the government to support VND185 billion (US$9.2 billion) to upgrade irrigation works in the area.  Mr. Hoang said that he would send a report to the government about the province’s petitions.

Source: SGGP

SGGP hands over houses of gratitude in provinces

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:28 am

Sai Gon Giai Phong’s program “Nghia Tinh Truong Son” (Sentimental attachment for Truong Son Road) on December 10 handed over 29 houses to war invalids, martyrs’ families and the poor people that live in Thua Thien Hue and Dac Nong provinces.

SGGP has coordinated with the provincial army headquarters and the representatives from the Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) to organize ceremonies in the two provinces.


Twenty houses, worth VND30 million each, were presented to the war invalids, the martyrs’ families and the poor people from the central province of Thua Thien Hue.


The houses, which are located in A Luoi Mountains District, were constructed from August 8 to December 10.  During construction, Thua Thien Hue Province’s border guards worked over 600 days, without any salary, to help build these houses. In addition, representatives from Vietcombank have offered gifts, worth VND1 million each, to the poor people in the area.


In the Central Highlands province of Dac Nong, representatives from SGGP, the provincial army headquarters and Vietcombank handed over another nine houses, worth VND40 million each, to the war invalids, the martyrs’ families and the poor people living in Thuan Ha commune, Dac Song District and Thuan An commune, Dac Mil District. Furthermore, SGGP will hand over another eleven houses to the province during December.


 

Source: SGGP

Bird flu discovered in flood hit central provinces

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Bird flu H5N1 virus was discovered in northern provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh that were affected by floods this month, said health officials on Friday.

Poultries are breeded in Nam Dinh Province. (File photo)


In Nghe An Province, nearly 600 poultries infected H5N1 virus in Dien Chau District were burnt.


Province health officials sterilized breeding facilities and isolate epidemic areas.


In Ha Tinh Province, the bird flu outbreak has hit Cam Xuyen District.

currently, because of high demand for chicken farmers have expanded capacity of their farms. 


Cold whether and density of poultry farms have caused the disease be spread widely, said health officials.

Source: SGGP

Aid for thousands in four poor provinces

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm




Aid for thousands in four poor provinces


QĐND – Friday, November 26, 2010, 20:40 (GMT+7)

Nearly 5,000 poor households in four provinces will be given a helping hand to increase income and job opportunities during the next two years.


This is one of the main targets of a joint programme on green production and trade in Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Hoa Binh and Phu Tho provinces.


The 4.1 million USD scheme has been organised by the Trade Promotion Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade and five United Nations organisations.


More than 40 percent of the beneficiaries have a monthly income of less than 200,000 VND (10 USD).


“The four provinces were selected due to the high incidence of poverty, especially among ethnic minorities, the concentration of raw materials and local production of craft,” said Do Kim Lang, deputy director of the department.


The programme will focus on boosting five crafts based on bamboo ware, producing and weaving silk, sea grass, lacquer ware and handmade paper.


“We want to help poor growers, collectors and producers to improve their products and link them to more profitable markets,” said Lang.


Under the programme, raw bamboo and rattan material will be managed, exploited and developed in a sustainable way.


“Green here means that we will ensure environmental protection when exploiting raw materials, and ensure safe working condition for farmers,” said Lang.


A total of 400ha of bamboo belonging to 150 households have been zoned in Chau Thang district in central Nghe An province.


More than 460ha of rattan have also been planted in the four provinces. Local farmers have received training on planting, harvesting and processing.


More than 500 people in the four provinces have already received basic training in making bamboo products. And more than 740 others have received advanced training to enable them to make complicated and fine art bamboo products. They have been provided with splitting machines and storage facilities.


The export value of bamboo and rattan products in the targeted provinces is expected to rise significantly if there is a well developed understanding of markets, marketing and design.


Service providers will also help run advanced training in business development and invite foreign designers to develop new product ranges for bamboo and rattan.


Handicraft enterprises will be invited on study tours in Vietnam , China and the Philippines . They will also be involved in domestic and international trade fairs.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Central Highlands provinces improve cooperation

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 2:21 am

Thousands of households incentral provinces isolated by floods

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 8:51 am