Crops in central highlands province threatened by drought

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Dak Lak Province, 27,000 hectares of coffee and rice in the province will be prone to suffer severe drought if hot weather continues to prolong to the end of March.
Currently, there are more than 4,300 hectares of crops hit by drought, of which there are 1,041 hectares of rice and more than 3,200 hectares of coffee with a large area of crops being completely lost.
Meanwhile, more than 1,000 households in Krong Pak, Krong Bong, Krong Nang, and Lak districts have been facing water-supply shortage. By the end of March, 6,000 households in Krong Bong, Buon Don, Krong Pak, Krong Ana, Ea Sup, and Cu Kuin districts are estimated to experience water-supply shortage.
The People’s Committee of Dak Lak Province has set up a subcommittee for prevention and fight against drought. Accordingly, subcommittee will have to build solutions to prevent drought and instruct local authorities to carry out them.

By Cong Hoan – Translated by Thuy Doan

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