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Commuters struggle as downpour floods Hanoi streets

A heavy downpour on Thursday afternoon inundated several Hanoi streets, stranding cars and motorbikes.

HCMC installs monitoring station on flood-prone street

Ho Chi Minh City authorities are trialing a flood monitoring station with a warning system on one of its most flood-prone streets.

Delay in acquiring lands slows down Saigon’s flood-proofing projects

Major projects meant to stop Ho Chi Minh City’s chronic flooding have fallen behind schedule because of delays in land acquisition.
June 02, 2019 | 07:58 am GMT+7

Saigon signs $608,000 pump rental deal for flood prone street

HCMC has signed a rental deal with a private company to install a water pump on Nguyen Huu Canh Street to prevent flooding.
May 12, 2019 | 10:21 pm GMT+7

Saigon expat district wallows in flood waters again

Torrential rains Thursday afternoon submerged many streets in flood-prone Thao Dien, home to the largest expat community in Saigon.
May 10, 2019 | 01:45 pm GMT+7

Da Nang, wary of flooding, to build million-dollar drainage system

Da Nang, Vietnam's third biggest city, is set to build a drainage system at a cost of over VND3.3 trillion ($142 million) to prevent flooding.
March 05, 2019 | 09:18 am GMT+7

Investor of Saigon anti-flooding project claims huge losses after suspension

The suspension of a HCMC flood prevention project has cost Trung Nam Group over $8.57 million in losses, the firm says.
October 31, 2018 | 10:33 am GMT+7

Kitchen building material could cut urban flooding by half: scientists

Cities could reduce flooding by constructing sidewalks from an absorbent building material commonly used in household kitchens, scientists have discovered.
October 31, 2018 | 08:56 am GMT+7

Mekong Delta sinking as groundwater gets depleted

The Mekong Delta is subsiding faster than the rise in sea level, causing urban flooding, and humans are to blame.
October 11, 2018 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City could be a swamp 50 years from now

The city surface has been subsiding seven centimeters each year and the process is speeding up.
August 11, 2018 | 08:53 pm GMT+7

In Saigon, a vital job that stinks to high heaven

Sewage workers in Ho Chi Minh City risk their health and lives every day, and they want residents to stop trashing.
July 05, 2018 | 01:16 pm GMT+7

HCMC flood-prevention plans a leaking sieve, experts say

No matter how much money is poured in, outdated urban drainage plans will ensure failure.
May 30, 2018 | 06:30 pm GMT+7

Weekly roundup: Vietnamese coffee in Belfast, territorial tensions, weekend downpour, and more

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors.
May 26, 2018 | 07:08 am GMT+7
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