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Can Tho eyes annual rice target

Update: August, 05/2014 - 09:14
Authorities in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho are striving to produce 1.45 million tonnes of rice this year.— Photo xaluan

CAN THO  (VNS) — Authorities in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho are striving to produce 1.45 million tonnes of rice this year, 8 percent more than last year's volume.

To reach the goal, they aim to achieve output of 317,000 tonnes in the upcoming spring-winter crop.

The locality has planted over 61,800 ha of rice, 11,000 ha more than the same period last year, according to the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Vinh Thanh, Co Do and Thoi Lai districts, which have planted 40,000 ha, account for 65 percent of the total.

Director of the department Pham Van Quynh said that 132 embankments were reinforced in these districts and 56 km of internal ditches were dredged to prevent flooding, which could significantly decrease output. — VNS

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