Tags Posts tagged with "Natural Disaster"

Natural Disaster

Leisure town turns into disaster zone after flooding

2699
The mayor of Pattaya has declared Thailand's best-known seaside resort town a “disaster zone” after it has been hit by heavy and sustained rainstorms...
Myanmar asks international community for flood aid

3313
Myanmar has appealed for international assistance to help provide food, temporary shelter and clothing for more than 260,000 people affected by widespread flooding following...
Jakarta to be protected from flooding by $263-million sea wall

2197
Indonesia has officially launched a $263 million project to build a giant sea wall along the coast of its capital, Jakarta, to protect businesses...
Philippines sets third quarter domestic borrowing plan at $3b

2098
The Philippine government plans to raise as much as 135 billion pesos ($3.1) billion from the domestic debt market in the third quarter, up...
Philippine first quarter growth slower than expected

1739
The Philippine economy grew by 5.7 per cent in the first quarter, much slower than market expectations, as it continued to feel the lingering...
Burj Khalifa disappears (video)video

1738
A heavy storm in Dubai has made the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa (height: 828 meters) shortly disappear. Watch the spectacular video below. The rare...
Water rationed outside Kuala Lumpur amid drought

1410
Water rationing began in areas surrounding Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur after a prolonged drought, as Selangor state officials sought to wrap up talks to...
Philippines launches $8.17b Haiyan rebuilding plan

1800
The Philippine government launched an $8.17 billion plan on December 18 to rebuild the lives of millions battered by Super Typhoon Haiyan, AFP reported. President...
Philippines: Post-typhoon rebuilding to cost $3b

1531
Rebuilding affected areas of the Philippines where super typhoon Haiyan hit in early November will costs up to $3 billion, Philippines president Benigno Aquino...
Philippines to miss tourism targets due to disaster

1678
The Philippines is unlikely to hit its earlier target of five million tourists in 2013 due to the disastrous typhoon Haiyan and an October...
World Bank cuts 2013, 2014 Philippine growth estimates

1703
The World Bank has lowered its growth forecasts for the Philippines for 2013 and 2014 following the typhoon Haiyan disaster. But the bank added...
UN warns of food shortages in Philippines

1599
Filipino farmers face imminent financial hardship in the wake of super Typhoon Haiyan without further aid, the UN warned on November 26. Dominique Burgeon,...
Online gamers donate for Philippine typhoon victims

1684
EVE Online, a multiplayer online role-playing games developed by Icelandic game company CCP, has rinstalled its PLEX for GOOD programme which allows players to...
World Bank steps up Philippine typhoon aid to $1b

1590
The World Bank said it raised to almost $1 billion its financial aid package to support relief and reconstruction in typhoon-devastated areas in the...
Philippines: Post-typhoon rebuilding will cost $5.8b

1397
The cost of rebuilding homes, facilities and infrastructure in the areas where typhoon Haiyan struck in the Philippines will cost up to $5.8 billion,...
Typhoon disaster huge setback for Philippine economy

1846
The massive typhoon that battered the Philippines on November 8 causing widespread destruction and chaos will set back for years what has been a...
World Bank offers $500m loan to Philippines

1448
The World Bank has offered the Philippines a $500-million emergency loan to help it construct buildings able to withstand high winds and severe flooding...
Disaster in the Philippines: Japan never forgets

1935
“We will never forget what the Philippines did for us in 2011,” said Kenzo Iwakami of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica), the team...