Extreme drought hits Binh Thuan province

Because of the influence of long- term drought in the previous months, residents in the central province of Binh Thuan have currently faced with serious water shortages in their life and planting.

Some places in the area of Binh Thuan have fallen in serious water shortage in life and planting. (Photo:SGGP)

Local irrigation reservoirs like Ta Mon, Song Phan, Tra Tan, Da Bac, Ca Giay, Song Khan, Suoi Da and Nui Dat are alerted under minimum level. At present, water source in irrigation constructions is measured at 23 million cubic meters, reported Department of Agricultural and Rural Development of Binh Thuan province.
 
In early May, some places in the area of Binh Thuan such as Tan Thanh, Son My, Thang Hai, Tan Phuc, Song Phan, Tan Nghia, Tan Ha, Tan Minh, Vinh Tan, Vinh Hao have fallen in serious water shortages.
 
With the bad situation, residents in Ham Tan district must purchase fresh water at high price from the southern province of Ba Ria- Vung Tau.
 
Sharing with SGGP reporter, Nguyen Thanh Cuong, a resident at Ham Cuong commune said there’s no water, his family had to buy fresh water of local individuals at a high price from VND 400, 000 to VND 500, 000 each month.

To cope with serious drought, Department of Agricultural and Rural Development directed Irrigation Service Exploit Management Company to give priority of supplying fresh water to residents in Bac Binh, Ham Thuan Bac district and Phan Thiet city.
 
The Department of Agricultural and Rural Development also requested Government to support budgets for local authorities in upgrading as well as repairing 25 damaged water reservoirs to ensure fresh water sources in residents’ planting and life.

Binh Thuan's residents are meeting a serious drought. (Photo:SGGP)

By Nguyen Tien- Translated by Huyen Huong

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