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Drought causes water shortage for homes

Update: March, 15/2013 - 09:28

TIEN GIANG (VNS)— Around 20,000 households in southern Tien Giang Province are facing shortages of water for daily use and irrigation as a result of a prolonged drought and saline-water intrusion.

Areas affected the most are Go Cong Dong and Tan Phu Dong districts and Go Cong commune, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Local authorities are taking drastic measures to provide water for local residents, including work on installing an additional 72 public taps and tens of thousands of metres of water pipes along with upgrades and construction of more pumping stations with a total capital investment of VND913.8 billion (US$657,000).

Salt water intrusion is forecast to last until May this year in the province. — VNS


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