Unseasonable rain causes damage in Mekong Delta

The tropical low pressure system on the southern East Sea triggered long-lasting rain in several areas in the Mekong Delta on February 22, causing damage to agricultural production.

The unseasonable rain has made it difficult for farmers to harvest rice and more expensive to dry rice.

Heavy rain also badly affected thousands of hectares of salt that is ready for harvest in Ca Mau and Bac Lieu Provinces.

Bui Minh Tuy, chairman of the People’s Committee in Dong Hai District in Bac Lieu Province, said that salt makers have suffered significant damage due to the unseasonal rain.

According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, the tropical low pressure system was located 420 kilometers southeast of Huyen Tran Island in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province at 7am on February 23.

Wind gales blew at level 6-7 or 39-61 kilometers an hour. It is expected to move southwest at 5-10 kilometers an hour in the next 24 hours.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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