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Flood-hit Hà Tĩnh requests funds from government

Update: November, 04/2016 - 15:00
Farmers in Quảng Trị’s Cam Lộ District clean up their paddy fields after the flood. — VNS Photo Lâm Hưng Thơ
Viet Nam News

CENTRAL REGION — Hà Tĩnh is asking for urgent funds from the central government to assist the local economy after repeated floods occurred in October and early this week.

Đặng Ngọc Sơn, vice chairman of the central province’s People’s Committee, told the National Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention team in a meeting in Hà Tĩnh that the locality needed agriculture and husbandry seedlings for production after the two floods devastated almost all crops and farms.

He said both locals and their cattle are in shortage of food and the situation is becoming more critical as winter approaches.

In an attempt to provide urgent help to locals, the province’s authorities supplied local farmers 3,400kg of sweet corn seeds to grow new crop.

Some 46 communes in the province were inundated by the latest flood.

In addition to emergency food, the province is in need of funds for repairing healthcare centers, schools, irrigation stations and roads, which were badly damaged.

In related news, a rapid flood, which occurred on Tuesday in Quảng Trị Province’s Cam Lộ District, left tonnes of common water hyacinth, a floating species, lying on local fields.

Military men in an army base located in the district helped local farmers move the hyacinth out of the fields since there were many that spread over a wide area, making it difficult for farmers to clean up on their own. — VNS


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