Vietnam NA Approves to Add Naturally-caused Forest Fire to Natural Disasters

Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA), the country’s Congress, on June 17 morning adopted the amended Law on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, in which approved to add naturally-triggered forest fire incidents to natural disasters with a majority of 92.34% of votes in favor, state media reported. The supplemented law also stipulates authority to mobilize, collect, and allocate relief resources, along with amended and supplemented regulations on science-technology and international cooperation. The lawmakers passed the revised Law on Dykes with the addition of several banned behaviors within the dyke-protected areas such as construction, waste discharge, exploitation of minerals, and obstruction of flows. (Nhan Dan, VOV, thiennhien, baotainguyenmoitruong, VietnamNet)