Natural disasters leave 175 dead, missing in Vietnam in 2022-Xinhua

Natural disasters leave 175 dead, missing in Vietnam in 2022

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-01-04 15:00:45

HANOI, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- A total of 1,057 natural disasters hit Vietnam in 2022, leaving 175 dead and missing, local media cited the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority as reported on Wednesday.

The disasters caused economic losses of some 19.5 trillion Vietnamese dong (825.85 million U.S. dollars) last year, local newspaper Vietnam News reported.

The human and economic losses were 1.6 times and 3.4 times the figures in 2021 respectively.

The country was forecast to have fewer storms and tropical depressions in 2023 than in previous years, according to the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan said to reduce risks and damage, authorities should develop appropriate strategies and warning maps, perform forest protection, and control investment in construction projects for climate change.

To improve forecasting, the hydro-meteorological sector has extended the time limit for weather forecasting and warning for natural disasters to 10 days, he said.