Quang Ngai province seeks VND 90 billion to battle drought, saltwater intrusion

The People’s Committee of Quang Ngai province yesterday applied to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Finance for supporting VND 90 billion to battle drought and saltwater intrusion prepared for harvesting the spring-winter rice crop. 

(Illustrative photo:SGGP)

(Illustrative photo:SGGP)

According to the Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecast of Quang Ngai province, this year’s heat waves and dry season are expected to hit the locality earlier than normally. 

Water levels on local river banks, streams, lakes and dams are predicted to become dry up, leading to water shortage. 

As forecast, around 6,000 hectares of rice and vegetable crops will be affected whereas 8,000 residents and 8,000 domestic animals will struggle serious water shortage for lives and and drinking.  

The weather condition is going to become more and more complicated if there is no timely solution for the prevention in the central province. 

As this reason, the People’s Committee of Quang Ngai directed the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the local authorities to implement methods against drought and saltwater intrusion.

Additionally, the functional agency suggested the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to submit the Prime Minister about supporting VND 90 billion for prevention of drought and saltwater intrusion.

 

BY NGOC PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong

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