|A farmer in Hà Tĩnh Province prepares the soil for sowing the rice seeds. — VNS Photo Phước Bửu|
QUẢNG TRỊ — Quảng Trị has received 340 tonnes of seeds as part of flood relief from the government, the central province People’s Committee announced yesterday.
The seeds include rice, sweet corn and vegetables and they will be sowed for the upcoming winter-spring crop.
The governmental relief supply is a move to assist farmers in the province to grow new crop after their previous produce was destroyed by the repeated floods in October and November.
Quảng Trị is among the four provinces in the northern part of the central region of Việt Nam hit by the floods. The others are Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình and Thừa Thiên- Huế.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc decided to supply 2,016 tonnes of rice seeds, 325 tonnes of sweet corn seeds, and 58 tonnes of vegetable seeds to the provinces hit by floods, storms and cold weather.
They are Vĩnh Phúc, Hà Giang, Lào Cai and Yên Bái, as well as Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên-Huế and Ninh Thuận. Hà Tĩnh and Ninh Thuận get the maximum quantity – 540 and 410 tonnes of seeds, respectively – due to their wide cultivation area.
The PM assigned the ministry of agriculture and rural development to coordinate the relief job and authorities in those localities to deliver the seeds to farmers on time. — VNS