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Residents of central Vietnamese province brave 4th flood in 8 days

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Local people in the central Vietnamese province of Thua Thien-Hue on Friday suffered the fourth flood within only eight days due to torrential downpours.

It rained heavily over a large area in Thua Thien-Hue on Friday. 

Rising water on Huong, O Lau and Bo Rivers submerged many streets connecting villages and communes in Quang Dien and Phong Dien Districts, notably from the late afternoon.

Police officers had to erect barriers to block several streets in Quang An, Quang Phuoc, and Quang Thanh Communes in Quang Dien District, and Phong Binh and Phong Chuong Communes in Phong Dien District.

On Friday evening, people in Phong Dien’s Phong Chuong, Phong Hoa, and Phong Binh Communes had to be evacuated.

Meanwhile, local residents in Phong Hien and Phong An Communes in the same district queued to hoard food and supplies.

“I hope that this flooding will not be too serious as we’ve already suffered from the previous ones,” said Le Thi My, a local woman in Phong Hien Commune. 

“Furniture and rice are all wet.

“Every house was damaged, books and clothes were also wet.”

Below are photos of people in Thua Thien-Hue preparing for flooding on Friday.

A man carries a boat on his shoulder on the way home before flooding in Thua Thien-Hue Province, October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A man carries a boat on his shoulder on the way home before flooding in Thua Thien-Hue Province, October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Farmed pigs are moved to higher places as flood water rises in Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Farmed pigs are moved to higher places as floodwater rises in Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A woman buys food at a grocery store in Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A woman buys food at a grocery store in Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

People in Son Tung Village, Phong Hien Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province receive instant noodles from donors before flooding on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

People in Son Tung Village, Phong Hien Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province receive instant noodles from donors before flooding on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A family stand in front of their house in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A family stand in front of their house in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local man Truong Dinh Cuong ties his boat to a pole in front of his house in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local man Truong Dinh Cuong ties his boat to a pole in front of his house in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local man Truong Dinh Cuong commutes on a boat in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local man Truong Dinh Cuong commutes on a boat in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local man Truong Dinh Cuong commutes on a boat in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local man Truong Dinh Cuong commutes on a boat in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

People buy food and supplies at a grocery store in Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

People buy food and supplies at a grocery store in Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

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Health Ministry reports one more imported case of Covid-19

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Workers undergo temperature checks before work to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Vietnam’s Covid-19 infections jumped by one to reach 1,169 as of October 26 – PHOTO: HEALTH MINISTRY

HCMC – Vietnam’s Covid-19 infections jumped by one to reach 1,169 to date, with the latest patient being quarantined in northern Ninh Binh Province upon his arrival in the country, confirmed the Health Ministry.

The 57-year-old man is a resident in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. On October 16, he returned home from Russia on Flight VN5062 which landed at Van Don airport in Quang Ninh Province. The man is under quarantine and treatment at a medical clinic in Ninh Binh.

Earlier, 14 passengers boarding this flight had been confirmed as positive for Covid-19. They were also taken to quarantine facilities in Quang Ninh, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh provinces upon arrival.

As of this evening, October 26, the number of Covid-19 recoveries in the country was 1,061 while 35 other cases have died of the novel coronavirus.

Source: https://english.thesaigontimes.vn/79129/health-ministry-reports-one-more-imported-case-of-covid-19.html

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Trial for BIDV case opens

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The defendants appear for their first-instance hearing at the Hanoi People’s Court today, October 26 – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – The Hanoi People’s Court on October 26 opened the first-instance hearing for 12 defendants, including eight leaders and employees of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), who were accused of allegedly causing losses of nearly VND1.7 trillion for the bank.

The accused comprise Tran Luc Lang and Doan Anh Sang, former deputy general directors of BIDV; Kieu Dinh Hoa, former director of BIDV’s Ha Tinh branch; Le Thi Van Anh, former head of the corporate client division at BIDV’s Ha Tinh branch; Pham Hong Quang, former head of BIDV’s customer service division; Ngo Duy Chinh, former director of BIDV’s Ha Thanh branch; Nguyen Xuan Giap, former deputy director of the branch and Dang Thanh Nam, an ex-official in charge of customer management at the branch. They were charged with allegedly violating regulations on banking operations and other activities relating to these operations.

Four others who were accused of abusing trust to appropriate assets consist of Tran Anh Quang and Dinh Van Dung, former general directors of Binh Ha Company; Doan Hong Dung, former director of Trung Dung Company and Nguyen Thi Thanh Son, former director of Ha Nam company and a capital contributor of Trung Dung Company.

The hearing is planned to last for 10 days, the local media reported.

BIDV former chairman Tran Bac Ha, who was said to be the mastermind, died while undergoing detention after a long illness.

According to the indictment, from 2011 to 2016, taking advantage of his position, Ha directed his subordinates at BIDV and its Ha Tinh and Ha Thanh branches to grant loans to the Binh Ha and Trung Dung companies with incentives that went against the regulations of the State Bank of Vietnam and BIDV although the two companies did not have enough financial capital to be eligible to borrow the loans.

BIDV Ha Tinh disbursed loans worth over VND2.6 trillion to Binh Ha Company and later failed to control the amount and the shareholders of Binh Ha used the money for improper purposes.

By November 2018, the company still owed the bank VND1.2 trillion, including nearly VND800 billion of irrecoverable debts.

Ha also asked the subordinates at BIDV’s Ha Thanh branch to approve 26 loans for Hanoi-based Trung Dung Company, causing damages worth more than VND864 billion.

Source: https://english.thesaigontimes.vn/79123/trial-for-bidv-case-opens-.html

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PM orders stopping non-essential meetings to deal with upcoming storm

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (standing) chairs a meeting this morning to discuss measures to cope with the powerful storm, Molave – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – At the National Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control’s meeting held this morning, October 26, to discuss measures to prepare for the powerful storm, Molave, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the ministries and local authorities to stop non-essential meetings, mobilize resources and urge localities to take action to mitigate the impact of the storm.

Vietnam, especially the central region, is facing overlapping storms and flooding. The upcoming storm Molave is forecast to pack strong winds at level 12, which could cause severe damage to the areas it passes through. Therefore, the leader of the Government stressed that ministries and local authorities must remain on high alert.

The prime minister ordered the competent agencies and local authorities to continue to make drastic moves in search and rescue operations as well as to provide prompt and effective support to the five central provinces hit by flooding.

In addition, local authorities must find ways to bring fishermen and their boats back to shore before the storm makes landfall, evacuate residents from landslide-prone areas as heavy rains, flooding and mountainous landslides could occur during the storm, he added.

Tran Quang Hoai, head of the Directorate for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, said at the meeting that if Molave makes landfall packing strong winds at level 12, authorities will have to evacuate more than 1.2 million residents.

Hoai added that 45,000 of the 65,000 fishing boats operating in high-risk areas have been notified of the storm. Competent agencies must urge the remaining boats to find shelter.

Source: https://english.thesaigontimes.vn/79122/pm-orders-stopping-non-essential-meetings-to-deal-with-upcoming-storm.html

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