Heavy rains from February 10 to 12 damaged nearly 2,000 hectares of salt fields in Bac Lieu Province.
|A salt field in Dong Hai District, Bac Lieu Province. Unseasonable rains have left the province’s salt fields submerged. (Photo: Tuoi Tre)|
Nguyen Tan Khuong, chairman of the Dong Hai District People’s Committee, said 1,600 ha are submerged under water in his district, which has the largest salt-production area in the province.
Hoa Binh District and Bac Lieu town are the major producers.
As a result, salt prices have doubled in Bac Lieu since 2008 to VND2,500 per kilogram. The unseasonable rain has caused losses of billions of dong to salt makers.