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Vietnam needs natural disaster strategy after $2 bln in damage caused last year - PM

Damage caused by natural disasters trimmed about 1 percent off Vietnam's gross domestic product in 2016.

Vietnamese PM orders rice revolution to raise quality of production

Falling rice exports have prompted the government to rethink its strategy.

Flower traders find themselves in a blooming mess after sudden Saigon downpour

Flower traders had no time to react when the unexpected rain hit on January 25. 
January 26, 2017 | 03:13 pm GMT+7

Fresh floods forecast to add to central Vietnam's woes

A low pressure zone may head toward the already swamped central region this weekend.
December 21, 2016 | 11:15 am GMT+7

After the flood: Vietnamese schools rush to save books, classrooms

Deadly floods, which killed at least 24 people in the central region the past week, left depressing scenes in their wake.
December 20, 2016 | 11:22 am GMT+7

Vietnam's winter floods claim 111

The extreme weather events have dealt about $370 million in damages to central Vietnam.
December 18, 2016 | 10:50 am GMT+7

Tragedy in the making: floods after floods hit central Vietnam

2016 has been a rough year for the people in the region.
December 18, 2016 | 08:42 am GMT+7

Deluge drowns popular tourist sites in central Vietnam

Seven people have died in flooding that's caused havoc over the past week.
December 16, 2016 | 08:40 pm GMT+7

Death toll rises to 25 as floods ravage central Vietnam

Landslides are still a real threat in the region since mid-October.
December 09, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam's south-central coast struggles to battle floods

Heavy rains have claimed 18 lives in Vietnam's south central region.
December 08, 2016 | 01:46 pm GMT+7

Deadly floods return to central Vietnam

Severe floods are forecast to drench the region this week.
December 05, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City to spend $130 million combating floods in 2017

The city aims to eliminate 12 flood-prone spots next year
November 29, 2016 | 12:58 pm GMT+7

Devastating floods are becoming the norm for Vietnam

Bad news: Severe weather conditions seen this year may just be the beginning of a gloomy future.
November 11, 2016 | 03:45 pm GMT+7

Floods claim 15 lives in central Vietnam

Authorities throughout the central region have reported six people missing and 20 injured while over 40,000 houses have been submerged.
November 06, 2016 | 01:19 pm GMT+7

Southern Vietnam braces for downpours this weekend

Ho Chi Minh City and nearby provinces will be hit by a tropical low.
November 05, 2016 | 10:19 am GMT+7