|Thousands of hectares of shrimp-farming areas and paddy fields in Cà Mau Province have been affected by the discharged sewer water. — Photo dantri.com.vn |Viet Nam News
CÀ MAU — Thousands of hectares of agricultural land in Cà Mau Province’s Thới Bình District have been affected after forest management companies opened sewer sluices and discharged floodwater.
U Minh Hạ and U Minh Thượng forest management companies in the southern provinces of Cà Mau and Kiên Giang, respectively, discharged sewer water as the melaleuca forest started flooding in May, but failed to do so in the time announced, the local People’s Committee said.
This has affected around 6,500ha of agricultural land in Biển Bạch Đông and Tân Bằng communes.
The communes’ people’s committees said the companies announced the discharge time but did not say when they would close the sluices. The sewer water has polluted the land and affected agricultural production and people’s lives.
The People’s Committee of Thới Bình District has proposed that the provincial People’s Committee ask the forest companies to share their schedules with locals to avoid this problem in the future. — VNS