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Ha Tinh wants $3.6m in drought relief

Update: June, 30/2015 - 09:44
A resevoir in Huong Son District of central Ha Tinh Province. — Photo
HA TINH  (VNS) — Ha Tinh Province's People's Committee Chairman Le Dinh Son has asked Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung for VND80 billion (US$3.6 million) in aid to help the locality cope with drought.

Son said the prolonged hot weather in the central province this year due to climate change has led to a sharp fall in the water levels of local reservoirs, streams and rivers. Some small reservoirs have even run out of water.

There is a shortage of irrigation water for more than 1,000ha of the summer-autumn crop. Downgraded irrigation works also partly caused difficulties in providing irrigation water, he said.

The province has mobilised more than VND130 billion ($5.9 million) to cope with drought so far this year. — VNS

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